Author: C. K. Kelly Martin
Published: 23 September 2008
Description from book:
Pure. Unplanned. Perfect. Those were Nick's summer plans before Sasha stepped into the picture. With the collateral damage from his parents' divorce still settling and Dani (his girl of the moment) up for nearly anything, complications are the last thing he needs.My thoughts:
All that changes, though, when Nick runs into Sash at the beach in July. Suddenly he's neck-deep in a relationship and surprised to find he doesn't mind in the least. But Nick's world shifts again when Sasha breaks up with him. Then weeks later, while Nick's still reeling from the breakup, she turns up at his doorstep and tells him she's pregnant, and with his emotions and hopes crashing in around him, Nick finds himself struggling once more to understand the girl he can't stop caring for, the girl who insists that it's still over.
I very much enjoyed this book. It was so raw while being perfectly simple and straightforward at the same time. It screams pure honesty. Most books I read are young adult novels which means authors and publishers cater towards teenage girls and write from the perspective of a female. What makes this story unique is that it's a pregnancy story, told from the guy's perspective.
It was refreshing to see all these emotions and thoughts going on within a guys head, knowing that even though he was not the one who could possibly give birth, his life was going to change forever. It showed just how affected he was by the whole situation which is something I feel like I rarely see from men. In a perfect world with a happy ending, these two would have gotten back together for the sake of the child and become a family the best way they knew how. But this book told reality, knowing that most teenagers who become pregnant end up having an abortion.
This book was beautifully written and instilled with a sense of reality, that while heartbreaking at times, was a welcome change from my usual reads.