furbby_girl, March 27, 2008 (view all comments by furbby_girl)
i really liked the book it was interesting i like books with dramma and violence and rape and swears i dont know why i just do and this book i really liked if this person makes more books like this i would definely read it.
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bluebabyliza18, August 25, 2007 (view all comments by bluebabyliza18)
i love this book it is so detailed it walks trough every step of how this teenage boy lives his live with his daughter and the experiences that he goes trough before and after the his daughter.
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RAVEN_SHANICE, May 5, 2007 (view all comments by RAVEN_SHANICE)
THE FIRST PART LAST WAS AN ENJOYABLE NOVEL TO READ. IT TEACHES A LESSON TO YOUNG ADULTS WHO ARE HAVING SEX AT AN EARLY AGE. IT'S IN A WAY OF NOT "PRECHING" TO YOUNG ADULTS SO THAT'S WHY IT GOT MY 5!
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guyaneseprincess623, April 4, 2007 (view all comments by guyaneseprincess623)
This is a great book I reeccomend this book to anyone who enjoys a nice drama and intense story that feels so real and the way Angela Johnson haas the format. It is very intriguing. I absolutley love this book. All the drama in this book can relate to any teen who reads it. It can really move a person so this book deserves 5 thumbs up and it's a 5 star book.
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by School Library Journal,
"Brief, poetic, and absolutely riveting, this gem of a novel tells the story of a young father struggling to raise an infant."
"Johnson makes poetry with the simplest words in short, spare sentences that teens will read again and again."
by Publishers Weekly,
"Each nuanced chapter feels like a poem in its economy and imagery; yet the characters...emerge fully formed."
Lionel and Anisa are the best of friends and have seen each other through some pretty tough times--Anisa's dad died and Lionel's dad left, which is like a death for Lionel. They stick together no matter what. So when Lionel suggests a detour through a local construction site on their way home, Anisa doesn't say no.
And that's where Lionel and Anisa make a startling discovery--a baby abandoned in a port-o-potty. Anisa and Lionel spring into action. And in saving Baby Doe, they end up saving so much more.
Danette Vigilante crafts an accessible, heartfelt and much needed story for the middle grade market featuring Latino characters.
This little thing with the perfect face and hands doing nothing but counting on me. And me wanting nothing else but to run crying into my own mom's room and have her do the whole thing.
It's not going to happen....
Bobby is your classic urban teenaged boy — impulsive, eager, restless. On his sixteenth birthday he gets some news from his girlfriend, Nia, that changes his life forever. She's pregnant. Bobby's going to be a father. Suddenly things like school and house parties and hanging with friends no longer seem important as they're replaced by visits to Nia's obstetrician and a social worker who says that the only way for Nia and Bobby to lead a normal life is to put their baby up for adoption.
With powerful language and keen insight, Johnson looks at the male side of teen pregnancy as she delves into one young man's struggle to figure out what "the right thing" is and then to do it. No matter what the cost.
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