Review: Pregant Pause
Sep • 5 • 2011
Title: Pregnant Pause
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Han Nolan
Publisher: Harcourt Children’s Books
Release Date: September 19, 2011
“Nobody gets away with telling Eleanor Crowe what to do. But as a pregnant sixteen-year-old, her options are limited: move to Kenya with her missionary parents or marry the baby’s father and work at his family’s summer camp for overweight kids.Despite her initial reluctance to help out, Elly is surprised that she actually enjoys working with the campers. But a tragedy on the very day her baby is born starts a series of events that overwhelms Elly with unexpected emotions and difficult choices. Somehow, she must turn her usual obstinance in a direction that can ensure a future for herself—and for the new life she has created. “
I can’t begin to tell you how much I loved this book. There is so much in it and so much to say! I loved reading it cause it gave me a whole new out look on the meaning of sacrifice.
First off, the characters. I thought the characters were very well developed as not only in being flawed but in their growth as well. The main character Elly, flawed from the very start. So much drama, accusations, etc, she worked with what she had. As the pregnancy progressed, I love that Elly thought of less of her and more about what she is going to do when the baby comes. Having a child requires not only love, but care as well.
Another thing I loved about this book is the trials and tribulations that Elly goes through. It made me angry that all people told her, she’s too young. She can’t do it. I just wanted to slap some one! Elly knew what she is getting into and knew it was not about her, but about the well being of her child. When she made that choice, my heart soared in the sky!
You can guess by now that I laugh and happy cried in the end. Being a mom is tough. Making the desicions of what to do with your baby at 16 years old is even tougher. I believe that Elly made the right choice for her. I was so ecstatic, that I had cried my way through the last few pages and smile when I was done.
This book touched me so much. Maybe cause I am a mom, and I can relate to that situation. Anyhow, this book is a wonderful read. Eye-opening, heart-shattering, amazing book! You must read this in order to understand what I am saying.
I give it 5 BITES!