July 25, 2019

#BookReview: Girls on the Verge by Sharon Biggs Waller @SimonTeen


Synopsis: A powerful, timely coming-of-age story about a young woman from Texas who goes on a road trip with two friends to get an abortion, from award-winning author Sharon Biggs Waller.

Camille couldn't be having a better summer. But on the very night she learns she got into a prestigious theater program, she also finds out she’s pregnant. She definitely can’t tell her parents. And her best friend, Bea, doesn’t agree with the decision Camille has made.

Camille is forced to try to solve her problem alone . . . and the system is very much working against her. At her most vulnerable, Camille reaches out to Annabelle Ponsonby, a girl she only barely knows from the theater. Happily, Annabelle agrees to drive her wherever she needs to go. And in a last-minute change of heart, Bea decides to come with.

Girls on the Verge is an incredibly timely novel about a woman’s right to choose. Sharon Biggs Waller brings to life a narrative that has to continue to fight for its right to be told, and honored.


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About the Author:  Sharon Biggs Waller is the Friends of American Writers-award winning author of A Mad, Wicked Folly and The Forbidden Orchid. She also writes for magazines about horses, chickens, and farming. Previously, she worked as a riding instructor at the Royal Mews in Buckingham Palace. In addition to writing, she is a dressage rider and trainer and Planned Parenthood volunteer. She lives on a ten-acre sustainable farm in Northwest Indiana with her husband, Mark.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review: With all the talk in the news and in courts across the US this is a book for out time.  This was one of the best stories that I have read from Waller yet and I can not wait for her next book.  The reader will find a wonderful real story about teen pregnancy and a girl just trying to find her place in the world.  This book is very pro choice and reflects the a woman's right to make her own choices with what to do with their bodies.  The pacing was wonderful and the story so real. 










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"[C]ompelling... This title offers realistic viewpoints on teenage pregnancy, along with what it is like to have the right to choose, wanting that right, and living knowing that you will be judged for having exercised it." ―School Library JournalStarred Review

"Absolutely essential, as is the underlying message that girls take care of each other when no one else will." ―Booklist, Starred Review
"Highly informative, filled with frank, detailed descriptions of our nation's restrictions on reproductive health as well as the emotional and physical experiences of abortion. A Forever-esque story for reproductive justice, this is a timely and vital book." ―Kirkus










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