Friday, November 17, 2017

Water in May by Ismée Amiel Williams

Water in May

This book is written by a pediatric cardiologist and is based on a true story.  It is raw, realistic and very sad.  The characters are not likable and their situations are lamentable.  It is, however, for the most part, an excellent story.  Fifteen year old Mari Pujols is pregnant and she learns that her baby has a serious heart defect.  Her family and the baby's father want her to have an abortion.  At her school, girls being pregnant is not unusual, girls having abortions isn't unusual, girls having babies isn't unusual, however, a girl who has an abortion because her baby has a heart defect is unusual and a girl who has a baby with a heart defect is unusual.  The story is heart wrenching and I think that people will enjoy it. 

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