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ISBN13: 9781442446229
ISBN10: 1442446226
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andlt;Bandgt;The true story of a high school senior whose faked pregnancy rocked her community and made international headlines.andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;It started as a school projectand#8230;but turned into so much more.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Growing up, Gaby Rodriguez was often told she would end up a teen mom. After all, her mother and her older sisters had gotten pregnant as teenagers; from an outsiderand#8217;s perspective, it was practically a family tradition. Gaby had ambitions that didnand#8217;t include teen motherhood. But she wondered: how would she be treated if she and#8220;lived downand#8221; to othersandlt;Bandgt;'andlt;/Bandgt; expectations? Would everyone ignore the years she put into being a good student and see her as just another pregnant teen statistic with no future? These questions sparked Gabyand#8217;s school project: faking her own pregnancy as a high school senior to see how her family, friends, and community would react. What she learned changed her life forever, and made international headlines in the process.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;In andlt;Iandgt;The Pregnancy Projectandlt;/Iandgt;, Gaby details how she was able to fake her own pregnancyand#8212;hiding the truth from even her siblings and boyfriendand#8217;s parentsand#8212;and reveals all that she learned from the experience. But more than that, Gabyand#8217;s story is about fighting stereotypes, and how one girl found the strength to come out from the shadow of low expectations to forge a bright future for herself.

Review:

"In April 2011, 17-year-old Rodriguez attracted widespread media attention when she revealed that she had faked a pregnancy for her senior project. In this initially slow-paced account, the honor student discusses the rationale behind and technicalities of her ruse, which she hoped would make her peers 'take teen pregnancy seriously... and encourage them to make responsible decisions about their bodies and sexuality.' Rodriguez also wanted her experiment to help shatter negative stereotypes — in her case, that she is predisposed to teen pregnancy given her family history. Rodriguez spends the first third of the book detailing her family background, including several teenage pregnancies, broken relationships, births (she has seven older siblings and 31 nieces and nephews), and deaths. She then reveals the emotional repercussions of her experiment (including her feelings of isolation and her guilt about lying to friends, family, and teachers). Writing clearly and offering incisive observations on her experiences, Rodriguez leaves readers with plenty to think about regarding teen pregnancy and society's reactions to it. Rodriguez's story is slated to become a Lifetime movie. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Martin Literary Management. (Jan.)â–" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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When Emily Lindin was eleven years old, she was branded a andldquo;slutandrdquo; by the rest of her classmates. For the next few years of her life, she was bullied incessantly at school, after school, and online. At the time, Emily didnand#39;t feel comfortable confiding in her parents or in the other adults her my life. But she did keep a diary. Slut/UnSlut is adapted from Emilyandrsquo;s much-acclaimed blog andldquo;The UnSlut Projectandrdquo; presenting unaltered excerpts from that diary alongside split-page commentary to provide context and perspective.

Synopsis:

Regine Stokke began to blog about her day-to-day life shortly after she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in 2008. Her stated purpose at the time was to give people a sense of what it was like to live with such a serious illness, and her blog became an almost instant classic. She writes openly about the emotional and physical aspects of her 15-month struggle to survive and explains how her disease impacts her life. In the course of her illness, Regine participated in photography exhibits, went to concerts, enjoyed her friends and family, and advocated for registering as a blood and bone marrow donor. She was a typical teenager with an incredible will to live, and the lessons that she learned have relevance for us all. Through her eyes, readers will discover a more vivid world, and a new appreciation for life, art, and the power of the human spirit.

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New York Times Bestseller

A breakout teen author explores the true meaning of popularity and how to survive middle school in this hysterically funny, touchingly honest contemporary memoir. 

“I was inspired by [Maya's] journey and made a point of saving a copy of ‘Popular for my sister, who starts middle school this fall. Maybe if I had read it when I was her age, it could have saved me from a world of hurt, or at least put that world in perspective.” —Maude Apatow, New York Times Book Review

Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help a shy girl become popular?

Maya Van Wagenen is about to find out. 

Stuck near the bottom of the social ladder at “pretty much the lowest level of people at school who arent paid to be here,” Maya has never been popular. But before starting eighth grade, she decides to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell.

The real-life results are hilarious, painful, and filled with unexpected surprises. Told with humor and grace, Mayas journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence, along with a better understanding of what it means to be popular.

 

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Gaby Rodriguezandlt;/Bandgt; made national headlines in 2011 when, as a seventeen-year-old high school senior from Toppenish, Washington, she revealed she had faked a pregnancy for a class project. Her grades were in the top 5 percent of her graduating class, and she was a commencement speaker. She was also in the ASB Leadership group and president of the school's chapter of M.E.Ch.A (Movimiento Estudiantil de Chicanos de Aztlan: Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan). She was raised by her single mom, has seven brothers and sisters, and has been dating her boyfriend Jorge since 2008. She is currently attending college.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Jenna Glatzerandlt;/Bandgt; is the author or ghostwriter of nineteen books, including andlt;Iandgt;The Marilyn Monroe Treasuresandlt;/Iandgt;; andlt;Iandgt;My Stolen Sonandlt;/Iandgt; with Susan Markowitz;andlt;Iandgt;Bullyproof Your Child for Lifeandlt;/Iandgt; with Joel Haber, Ph.D.; and the authorized biography andlt;Iandgt;Celine Dion: For Keepsandlt;/Iandgt;. She has written hundreds of articles for publications such as andlt;iandgt;Womanand#8217;s Worldandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Salon,andlt;/Iandgt; AOL, and MSN, and is a frequent contributor to andlt;iandgt;Writerand#8217;s Digestandlt;/iandgt;. She lives in New York with her daughter. Visit her at JennaGlatzer.com.

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grrlpup, March 11, 2012 (view all comments by grrlpup)
I was disappointed by this book. I remember the news stories when Gaby revealed her non-pregnancy, and I hoped for juicy stories about her experience and thoughtful reflection on her project. However, the ghostwriting seemed to leave almost nothing of a teenage or unique voice in the prose. The narrative was broken up by info-paragraphs and statistics (maybe from the report portion of her project?) that felt impersonal and out of place. The part that did feel like a teenager's writing was Gaby giving her opinions on alcoholism, abortion, and how various family members treated each other, which came off a little judgmental and ungrounded. This premise could have made a good novel, but the storytelling and insight in this ghostwritten memoir are inadequate.
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mybodymyself, February 29, 2012 (view all comments by mybodymyself)
I'm still in mist of reading it, but wanted to review before I finish it. Have been looking and thinking about this on and off ever since I 1st saw a mo to 2 mo back. Now, I'm really glad that I invested in this because its really worth it in the long run. Do plan on adding this to my collection after I'm done reading it. All I have to say is WOW to everything and really have nothing else to add besides that to this book. At the same time this book is way better then Bristol Palin's memoir (Not afraid of Life So Far: My Journal so Far) with Nancy French. At the same time I'm going to include her mother Sarah's memoirs (Going Rogue: An American Life and America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag) because both of them embellished their memoirs. And Bristol's ex Levi Johnston (Deer in the Headlights: My Life in Sarah Palin's Crosshairs)'s memoir didn't do in his.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781442446229
Subtitle:
A Diary and a Memoir
Author:
Rodriguez, Gaby
Author:
Maya Van Wagenen
Author:
Lindin, Emily
Author:
Van Wagenen, Maya
Author:
Larsen, Henriette
Author:
Glatzer, Jenna
Author:
Stokke, Regine
Publisher:
Zest Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
True Stories
Publication Date:
20151229
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1c
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 304 pages Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - English 9781442446229 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In April 2011, 17-year-old Rodriguez attracted widespread media attention when she revealed that she had faked a pregnancy for her senior project. In this initially slow-paced account, the honor student discusses the rationale behind and technicalities of her ruse, which she hoped would make her peers 'take teen pregnancy seriously... and encourage them to make responsible decisions about their bodies and sexuality.' Rodriguez also wanted her experiment to help shatter negative stereotypes — in her case, that she is predisposed to teen pregnancy given her family history. Rodriguez spends the first third of the book detailing her family background, including several teenage pregnancies, broken relationships, births (she has seven older siblings and 31 nieces and nephews), and deaths. She then reveals the emotional repercussions of her experiment (including her feelings of isolation and her guilt about lying to friends, family, and teachers). Writing clearly and offering incisive observations on her experiences, Rodriguez leaves readers with plenty to think about regarding teen pregnancy and society's reactions to it. Rodriguez's story is slated to become a Lifetime movie. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Martin Literary Management. (Jan.)â–" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
When Emily Lindin was eleven years old, she was branded a andldquo;slutandrdquo; by the rest of her classmates. For the next few years of her life, she was bullied incessantly at school, after school, and online. At the time, Emily didnand#39;t feel comfortable confiding in her parents or in the other adults her my life. But she did keep a diary. Slut/UnSlut is adapted from Emilyandrsquo;s much-acclaimed blog andldquo;The UnSlut Projectandrdquo; presenting unaltered excerpts from that diary alongside split-page commentary to provide context and perspective.
"Synopsis" by ,
Regine Stokke began to blog about her day-to-day life shortly after she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in 2008. Her stated purpose at the time was to give people a sense of what it was like to live with such a serious illness, and her blog became an almost instant classic. She writes openly about the emotional and physical aspects of her 15-month struggle to survive and explains how her disease impacts her life. In the course of her illness, Regine participated in photography exhibits, went to concerts, enjoyed her friends and family, and advocated for registering as a blood and bone marrow donor. She was a typical teenager with an incredible will to live, and the lessons that she learned have relevance for us all. Through her eyes, readers will discover a more vivid world, and a new appreciation for life, art, and the power of the human spirit.
"Synopsis" by ,

New York Times Bestseller

A breakout teen author explores the true meaning of popularity and how to survive middle school in this hysterically funny, touchingly honest contemporary memoir. 

“I was inspired by [Maya's] journey and made a point of saving a copy of ‘Popular for my sister, who starts middle school this fall. Maybe if I had read it when I was her age, it could have saved me from a world of hurt, or at least put that world in perspective.” —Maude Apatow, New York Times Book Review

Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help a shy girl become popular?

Maya Van Wagenen is about to find out. 

Stuck near the bottom of the social ladder at “pretty much the lowest level of people at school who arent paid to be here,” Maya has never been popular. But before starting eighth grade, she decides to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell.

The real-life results are hilarious, painful, and filled with unexpected surprises. Told with humor and grace, Mayas journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence, along with a better understanding of what it means to be popular.

 

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