The setting of the story is mainly in Gabby’s school and her house. Gabby lives in Yakima, Washington. Gabby wants people to rise above the expectations of other and to not become another statistic
The theme of the book pregnancy project is gabby is struggling to survive and rise above everyone perspective and expectation of her because of her family history. She wanted to see how people would treat her when she was acting like she was pregnant.The purpose is to show what people's reactions would be if somebody was pregnant in high school. People made fun of her and it was a social experiment.
The conflict of the story is that Gabby needs to figure out what to write for her school project. Her family members in the past has a history of getting pregnant at a young age. She wanted to write something that was important to her so she chose to pretend to be pregnant and see the reactions she gets from her friends and family. External conflict is that Gabby was born into a family of teen pregnancies and she wants to change the pattern using her own life.
Gabby Rodrigues,Gabby’s mom,Jorge (Gabby’s boyfriend),Mr.MyersAll these people Gabby tells them that she is not actually pregnant because she
Gabby Her own words were: " I wanted to open up a discussion about stereotypes and statistics. My main goal was to take teen pregnancy seriously-if it could happen to me. It could happen to them- and encourage them to make responsible decisions about their bodies and sexualtiy. If I could get kids thinking and talking about the subject rather than just tuning out lectures in health class or watching crazy teen pregnancy shows on MTV. Maybe it would have an impact.
I can relate to this book by hearing many stories from my dad, who got a girl pregrent at the age of 15. His whole life changed after that, he had to get a job and try to support his baby. I can relate to this book also becuse when i was in california with my 14 year old friends, two of them got pregnant in middle school and they missed four months of school.
I would rate the book an 8.5-10 because some parts of to slow and some of the words did not understand and it was borning.
Stereotype- Widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing
Slut-a woman who has many casual sexual partners.
Migraine-a recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision.