Catching up on reviews…yet another read from October. Shout out to my public library for grabbing this one for me!
I am going to start this review off by saying that if abortion is a topic you are sensitive to, do not read this review any further and do not pick this book up. This is essentially a book about friends taking an abortion road trip.
17 year old Veronica finds herself pregnant near the end of senior year and can’t believe it. Her whole life flashes before her eyes and she decides she wants to terminate her pregnancy. The nearest clinic is states away and so she confides in her ex-best friend, Bailey, to help her get to where she needs to be.
What a comical road trip. How she became pregnant comes to light (her ever so loving boyfriend poked holes in condoms) and he ends up chasing them on the road trip. Veronica also manages to tick off Bailey mid-road trip and things go south with her. Can she save a new old friendship?
This was fantastically written. All of the drama that goes on in high school with your friends and boyfriends is so appropriate in this humorous novel. How Veronica and Bailey end up taking off on this crazy road trip is even more realistic. Do they get caught? I don’t read and tell! Read it yourself!
4 stars. I found myself laughing out loud at the things Veronica and Bailey got themselves into. I also loved how feminism was addressed in this book. This book also managed to take a heavy subject such as abortion and turn it into something just a little lighter. Delightful read! I cannot wait to see what Hendriks pens next!
Author: Jenni Hendriks & Ted Caplan
Genre(s): Fiction, Young Adult, Humor
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Find it here on Goodreads