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Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
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Jun 12, 2012

did not like it
Read in June, 2012

** spoiler alert ** I simply refuse, REFUSE to finish another book wherein a stupid girl gets pregnant and then is too stupid to have an abortion and gives the baby up for ADOPTION!

On top of that, this is a badly written, dull and pointless book. After 135 pages I didn't care about any of these kids. I felt sorry for the boy though, because he used a condom so it wasn't really his fault.

But he didn't LUUUURVE the girl, and only UUUUUSED her, poor little lamb, so he deserved to be punished for the rest of his life I guess.

God I'm so sick of this narrative about the "devastating impact of teen sexuality" when really what it should be is "the devastating impact of teenage girls' stupidity". Stories like this are supposed to empower girls to "say no". Well what about the power to say "yes" to having an abortion, which is the sensible and fair thing to do for everyone, including the hapless little brat progeny.
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