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Just when everything is coming together for Sam, his girlfriend Alicia drops a bombshell. Make that ex-girlfriend — because by the time she tells him she's pregnant, they've already called it quits. Sam does not want to be a teenage dad.

There's only one person Sam can turn to — his hero, skating legend Tony Hawk. Sam believes the answers to life's hurdles can be found in Hawk's autobiography. But even Tony Hawk isn't offering answers this time — or is he? In this wonderfully witty, poignant story about a teenage boy unexpectedly thrust into fatherhood, it's up to Sam to make the right decisions so the bad things that could happen, well, don't.

Review:

"'Listen,' says Sam Jones, the garrulous young narrator of Nick Hornby's likable first novel for teenagers, 'I know you don't want to hear about every single little moment.' He then relives every single little moment anyway, and that's just about one date with a pretty girl. But he's wrong about us. We want to hear whatever this kid has got to say — the whole scary, hilarious story.

... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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"Hornby pens a first novel for teens that is a sweet and funny story about mistakes and choices." VOYA

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"Like the movie Knocked Up, this is a story about an accidental pregnancy that nudges the male protagonist into adulthood....[S]trong and disturbing, a must read for older boys." Kirkus Reviews

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"We know exactly how Sam feels — even when he feels differently from the beginning of a sentence to the end — and it feels just right: a vertiginous mix of anger, confusion, insight, humor, and love." Booklist (Starred Review)

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"Hornby's witty, gentle genius shines through." USA Today

Review:

"Vintage Hornby: a witty trek inside the emotional life of the modern male." People

Synopsis:

Hornby's first novel for young adults — a wonderfully witty, poignant, New York Times-bestselling story about a teenage boy who is unexpectedly thrust into fatherhood — is now available in a trade-sized paperback edition.

Synopsis:

The #1 New York Times bestseller, now in paperback!

For 16-year-old Sam, life is about to get extremely complicated. He and his girlfriend — make that ex-girlfriend — Alicia have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble. Sam is suddenly forced to grow up and struggle with the familiar fears and inclinations that haunt us all.

Nick Hornby's poignant and witty novel shows a rare and impressive understanding of human relationships and what it really means to be a man.

Synopsis:

The #1 New York Times bestseller now in paperback.

For 16-year-old Sam, life is about to get extremely complicated. He and his girlfriend—make that ex-girlfriend— Alicia have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble. Sam is suddenly forced to grow up and struggle with the familiar fears and inclinations that haunt us all.

Nick Hornby’s poignant and witty novel shows a rare and impressive understanding of human relationships and what it really means to be a man.

Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.

About the Author

The New Yorker calls bestselling author Nick Hornby "the maestro of the male confessional." He is the author of the novels A Long Way Down, How to Be Good, High Fidelity, and About a Boy, and the memoir Fever Pitch. He is also the author of Songbook, a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Polysyllabic Spree, and editor of the short story collection Speaking with the Angel. He is the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award, and the Orange Word International Writers' London Award 2003.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781594483455
Author:
Hornby, Nick
Publisher:
Riverhead Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Social Issues - Pregnancy
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Infants
Subject:
Babies
Subject:
England
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
October 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.00x5.12x.85 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 320 pages Riverhead Books - English 9781594483455 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hornby pens a first novel for teens that is a sweet and funny story about mistakes and choices."
"Review" by , "Like the movie Knocked Up, this is a story about an accidental pregnancy that nudges the male protagonist into adulthood....[S]trong and disturbing, a must read for older boys."
"Review" by , "We know exactly how Sam feels — even when he feels differently from the beginning of a sentence to the end — and it feels just right: a vertiginous mix of anger, confusion, insight, humor, and love."
"Review" by , "Hornby's witty, gentle genius shines through."
"Review" by , "Vintage Hornby: a witty trek inside the emotional life of the modern male."
"Synopsis" by , Hornby's first novel for young adults — a wonderfully witty, poignant, New York Times-bestselling story about a teenage boy who is unexpectedly thrust into fatherhood — is now available in a trade-sized paperback edition.
"Synopsis" by , The #1 New York Times bestseller, now in paperback!

For 16-year-old Sam, life is about to get extremely complicated. He and his girlfriend — make that ex-girlfriend — Alicia have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble. Sam is suddenly forced to grow up and struggle with the familiar fears and inclinations that haunt us all.

Nick Hornby's poignant and witty novel shows a rare and impressive understanding of human relationships and what it really means to be a man.

"Synopsis" by ,
The #1 New York Times bestseller now in paperback.

For 16-year-old Sam, life is about to get extremely complicated. He and his girlfriend—make that ex-girlfriend— Alicia have gotten themselves into a bit of trouble. Sam is suddenly forced to grow up and struggle with the familiar fears and inclinations that haunt us all.

Nick Hornby’s poignant and witty novel shows a rare and impressive understanding of human relationships and what it really means to be a man.

Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.

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