While this storyline initially sounded entertaining to me, it quickly, like in the first two chapters, became clear that I was not going to enjoy this novel. First of all, I could not stand the point of view. Plissner presents this novel in 3rd person omniscient, not limited omniscient. Therefore, at times there were up to three different character’s perspectives on the same event happening on the same page. It was too much, and therefore, tiring. I felt as though I was being forced to read a screenplay being presented as a novel. A limited omniscient POV would have been much easier to read.
- Absolutely perfect, but so smart she is unpopular, daughter of uber right wing Christians gets pregnant.
- Said parents kick her out.
- “Sperm donor” is mega hot and a complete jerkface who just wants to screw as many girls as he can before he graduates.
- Ultra rich holocaust survivor heiress for a neighbor.
- Grandson of said neighbor that is so freaking polite it is sickening.
- Best friend, who is still proud to be a virgin and a geek, but is also very outspoken and supportive of her best friend.
Donation Box: Rather than reading this poorly written, insulting novel, watch Juno. That movie has almost the same plot line but is hilarious, well-written, and heart wrenching. If you want to read an amazing book about a young girl that must deal with her unplanned pregnancy, read A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd. That book is fantastic and tragic. There are so many more well-written novels out there dealing with teen pregnancy, I wouldn’t waste my time with this one.