Summary: A high school girl named Gaby is assigned a project in senior year. For this project she decides to fake a pregnancy, and she experiences what is like to be a pregnant teen like her siblings, she learns who will support her and what a pregnant teen goes through every day.
Gaby with her fake stomach
Gaby is your typical-not so typical high schooler, She comes from a family who has struggled with teen pregnancies, starting with her mother. She lives in a small town in Washington called Topenish, which doesn't have much relevance until the end of the story.
The main plot of the story is that Gaby is a senior in high school and her family is known for becoming teen parents, so as her senior project she fakes her pregnancy while only her mother, her boyfriend, and her principal know to see how people will react and how she will be treated.
Authors craft: Some of the crafts that are seen in Gaby's work are the usage of semi colons, singular lines, dashes, ellipses, caps lock and extra spaces. She often uses singular lines and extra spaces to put emphasis on themes and important messages. She uses semi colons and dashes to separate thoughts and sentences, and the use of elipses brings more suspension to certain actions.
Throughout the book, Gaby says multiple things that can be applied to our lives. One of those main things she hints at is going against your stereotypes. She also marvels at the fact that people are going out of their way to tease her, and she'll explain how that shouldn't be done. Gaby writes this to inform us about the life and what she went through of being a "pregnant" teen, and how this will affect her and the people around her.
Isabelle- I would rate this book 4 out of 5
Bret- I would rate this book a 5 out of 5
Abi- I would rate this book 5 out of 5
Olivia- I would rate this book 4 out of 5
Regina- I would rate this book a 4.5/5