The tone in The Pregnancy Project is serious because Gaby is trying to make a point with her story.
3 Memoir Techniques:
Big words- Example: "I mean COME ON who did she really help???" (pg 184)
Quote a Word- Example: He was supposed to "trusted" and "worthy" but he wasn't. (pg 149)
Dialogue- Example: "You're crazy! How are you supposed to know what to bu, then? How would you know how to decorate the room and what clothes to have ready and all that stuff?" (pg 121)
Purpose & Theme:
Gaby Rodriguez's story affected millions of people in the country. Once news got out that she faked her pregnancy to help break stereotypes and build confidence in those who were struggling with it, the news spread like wild fire. She received thousands of letters and messages thanking her and telling her about how she influenced their lives. This book made the public look again at how we judge others. "The Pregnancy Project" is a great read for the sole purpose of learning how to treat others and remembering to believe in yourself no matter what anyone else says.
The Pregnancy Project is a great book about a serious problem in high schools today. Gaby’s story is a great story that begins with her parents and ends with a call to other teens and adults to stop the stereotyping of teen pregnancy and motherhood. In, the book, Gaby reminds us that is you see a teen mother or father, it’s not your job to judge or stereotype them. The Pregnancy Project is not just a good read, but an important one as well.