A pair of high school graduates ends up pregnant. The rich mother of the young lady wants her to abort, but they want to keep it. The girl (totally forget her name) gets a job in a small town crafts store. The boy goes off to college because he has a football scholarship, but he visits every weekend.
The other main couple is older, more established but they are having repeated pregnancy issues.
- I probably would have enjoyed this more if I didn’t think the two kids were idiots 99% of the book.
- The characterization is like oh, she’s such a smart, sweet girl. Repeatedly.
- Narrator’s performance was good. She put great emotion into all the right places.
- I liked the older couple more. There were a few side characters who were interesting but they blended together. One was a neonatal nurse or something.
- Characters 2/5: The younger couple is so dumb it hurts. I’m not sure if that’s a good thing because it’s accurate to some people or a bad thing. They’re not even likable for most of the book. The last chapter where everything comes together is great. I even like the characters then when they started making semi-sensible decisions.
- Subtitle of Escape from Reality doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me.
- Plot 3/5: Nothing earth-shattering.
- End 4/5: 100% predictable yet satisfying.
- Content Warnings: some cursing, including one f-bomb. Some talk about sex.
There’s definite improvement as the book continues. I liked the end. I just don’t know if the rest of the book was worth wading through to get there.
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The Collins Case – 2 FBI agents track down a kidnapped family. Kid friendly.
If fantasy’s more your thing, go Redeemer Chronicles. The first, Awakening, is available as an audiobook.
Ashlynn’s Dreams Shorts – a kid deals with her parents’ divorce, bullies, and the wonder of discovery.
Try The Dark Side of Science – Genetically altered kids fight for the right to live.