ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Hilarious poignant and beautiful Unpregnant tells the story of Veronica a seemingly perfect high school student She s in the run to be valedictorian has the perfect boyfriend perfect friends and everything that goes with it Until her perfect boyfriend pokes holes in his condom to get Veronica pregnant and stop her from moving away I KNOW RIGHT WHO DOES THAT With the help of Bailey pregnant and stop her from moving away I KNOW RIGHT WHO DOES THAT With the help of Bailey her ex best friend Veronica goes on the road to get to an abortion in a clinic 994 miles away in Albuuerue NM 1 Uniue Unpregnant is uniue It manages to tackle serious topics teenage pregnancy abortion abandonment while being absolutely hilarious and delightful This book s main theme is abortion it s far from being a light topic Unpregnant does not shy away from that I mean look at ALL THE TROUBLE Veronica has to go through The moral judgment the misogyny and control over women s bodies is very real and the authors made sure to portray that This is a beautiful commentary on women s rights and how far we have to go to claim what s rightfully ours 2 Friendship Bailey Butler gave off some serious Janis Ian vibes and I was here for it Not only did I adore the two MCs the story also centers around friendship and appearances It s about trying to have this perfect image and losing yourself in the process Can you really call your friends friends if they only care about you when you re happy and bubbly but MIA when you really need them view spoilerAre they willing to drive you to Albuuerue destroy your ex boyfriend s car with candy and hold your hand while singing some Kelly Clarkson tunes when you re on your way to get an abortion Are they willing to hold a ferret as hostage in order to escape being idnapped by a stripper hide spoiler No This book is problematic does not have an accurate view or understanding of teenagers and isn t written well either The necessity of a young girl needing to travel hundreds of miles to get an abortion is a horrifically real situation and this book tries to make it comedic This isn t dark humor it s tone
#deaf Just no I m seeing a lot of instagrammers promote this book #Just no I m seeing a lot of instagrammers promote this book actually stating what this book is about This is a YA book of which is being adapted into a movie Young Going Berserk kids are going to be reading this book It s using abortion as a plot device for a light hearted friendship story The real issues aren t addressed fully How about safe sex She got pregnant because her boyfriend poked holes in the condom How about making responsible decisions and dealing with conseuences The entire blurb is full irresponsible choices and making it out like it s a grand adventure I do believe it isn t the government s right to tell anyone what to do with their body but I am not for abortion I find nothing humorous about abortion I just sat in a bubble bath and read this entire book and I feel pretty content with my life choices First things first a big fuck off to the gross pro lifers who decided to spew their nasty shit onto this book in the reviews Imagine thinking a book about a teenage girl and the right to her own body and life choices is anti women Can t relate to that level of stupidI still stand for what this book is about but the writing and tone just dragged this book down It doesn t help that I read Girls on the Verge a couple months ago and that book did slap so hard Highly recommend that one Unpregnant is about a seventeen year old girl name. Seventeen year old Veronica Clarke never thought she would wish she’d failed a test until she finds herself holding a thick piece of plastic in her hands and staring at two solid pink lines Even the most consistent use of condoms won’t prevent pregnancy when your boyfriend secretly pokes holes in them toeep you from going out of state for college Veronica needs an abortion but. Int her friend even points it out to her in the story itself and of course the character pushes the rebellion thing and all to prove otherwise for readers which comes off as fake and awkward Bailey as a character serves as a complete opposite to Veronica s strict religious upbringing The two grew apart over time in the past and are now getting to now each other again out on the open road which I ll give a star for because there were points at which this rekindled friendship was very effective but there are times where it also feels very forced and oddly paced Go figure too that as a lesbian Bailey is stereotyped as the bad girl rebel who pushes the envelope in Bible Belt America The book is a situation of out of touch adults trying to write modern teenage characters It s about as awkward as your mom and dad playing 1970 s disco music at your sixteenth birthday party while all your friends cringe at it The Christian good girl gone bad and the edgy lesbian rebel is a duo older than I am in pop culture and I m twenty one Let s move on from those tired old character tropes especially in a time period where we re supposedly trying to get away from that thingI really didn t find this book funny either and not only because of its forced uirkiness and unrealistic misadventure I fail to see how the subject matter of a girl being deceived by her boyfriend into thinking he used proper protection getting pregnant and having to drive from state to state looking for an abortion clinic to be amusing Moreover if a lack of abortion access for women and girls is such an important topic it should be treated as such In Unpregnant it s written as an adventure of the underdogs screwing over conservative Christian America by doing something taboo not as an important and serious choice for somebody to make It does nothing to reflect why abortion access and reproductive rights are so important Rather it ll piss off those who we can expect to be offended by the topic and it almost glorifies this society where abortion access is such a struggle for the adventurous backdrop I really don t consider this struggle to be either comedic or adventurous just rather depressingI wouldn t say that Unpregnant is terrible but its message is heavy handed its characters could have used a lot development and it s not an overly original concept It might be worth reading if only to set the scene for a discussion on responsible sex and women s reproductive rights but as a fictional book it s pretty shallow I loved this book It is essentially Super Bad with female main characters but instead of trying to get to a party they re on a road trip to an abortion Even though the topics discussed throughout the book are heavy and serious there s this amazing humor and report between these two female characters that you almost forget at times where they female characters that you almost forget at times where they headed and just enjoy the ride That being said there s open conversations about things such as religion abortion female rights and other Southern values showing the multisided views to each and not painting anything as black and white rather on what s right for different people I just did not like this at all I didn t like the charcters and actually hated a few the relationships felt underdeveloped and the plot actually hated a few the relationships felt underdeveloped and the plot just a run on joke I appreciate that
#The Authors Were Going #authors were going a light hearted comedy when dealing with a heavier topic but literally nothing in the story made an impression or impact on me It went from one outlandi. Ailey is ever simple and that means two days of stolen cars shotguns crazed ex boyfriends truck stop strippers with pro life agendas and a limo driver named Bob But the pain and betrayal of their broken friendship can’t be outrun When their fighting leads to a brutal moment of truth Bailey abandons Veronica Now Veronica must risk everything in order to repair the hurt she’s cause. ,
D Veronica who ends up pregnant when her boyfriend pokes holes in their condoms It s her senior year of high school and Veronica has big pokes holes in their condoms It s her senior year of high school and Veronica has big but staying in her home town with her boy Wtf is wrong with these authors This is a horrible concept that glorifies ending human life No matter the circumstances a fetus is alive and deserves to continue to be alive Lots of loving couples waiting to adopt a baby Awful and sad it s telling young girls that in order to move on with an education you must get an abortion Very anti women mind set We don t have to ill our babies to succeed in life This book makes women look weak I m not surprised a man did help write it Unpregnant is a weird book and no not in a good wayTo clear up a few things because I now this uestion will be coming to me in the comments once I leave this book a 2 star review I am pro choice I don t really have any deep thoughts whatsoever on what the status of a fetus should legally morally or ethically be and I have no problem with people choosing for themselves what they think is right whether that is to support or not support abortion or to get one themselves or notWith that little politics song and dance out of the way I really found this book to be unlikeable It was like a feminist wannabe uentin Tarantino story or something It wasn t funny and it wasn t particularly clever either Actually I m not entirely sure what the author was going for here only that I found it an extremely weird story with a whole host of mostly one dimensional characters The plot of Unpregnant follows Veronica Clarke a girl whose jackass of a boyfriend has gotten her pregnant deceptively to this book s credit at least it points out why interfering with a condom and being deceptive with birth control is wrong Veronica has a lot going for her She s a valedictorian prom ueen Christian basically as wholesome as a loaf of Wonder Bread and a pregnancy is obviously going to interfere with her educational plans but to get an abortion she ll need to travel to the nearest
Available Place For It Which Happens To Be Uite Farplace for it which happens to be uite far With this in mind Veronica enlists the help of a very unlikely source ex friend Bailey Butler in what turns into a uirky and unpredictable road tripWhile this seemed to me like the ind of story I might enjoy I actually found that it was extremely forced and clich Maybe twenty years ago it might have been groundbreaking It s a little late to the party with its controversial theme if abortion actually still shocks anybody in this day and age or inspires a great deal of deep thought I would be extremely surprised Alright to be fair I m Canadian I learned about abortion in a non biased public school health class because we re a bit progressive on the topic of women s choices but still even in the southern US I have a hard time believing that this journey would be that bizarrely covert and clandestine I ve seen and read uite a few stories on other polarizing subjects gay rights for example which follow similar plots and feature similar characters I could still enjoy a clich story if I liked the characters but they were too one dimensional for the most part to even be remotely interesting or they didn t get enough time in the story to really get to now them a whole lot Veronica in particular wasn t just one dimensional she was also extremely unrealistic as a character and reminded me of a girl from a 1950 s afterschool film rather than a modern teenager It s so bad that at one po. The closest place she can legally get one is over nine hundred miles away and Veronica doesn’t have a car Too ashamed to ask her friends or family for help Veronica turns to the one person she believes won’t judge her Bailey Butler Jefferson High’s own little black cloud of anger and snark and Veronica’s ex best friend Once on the road Veronica uickly remembers nothing with .