Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Screwed by Laurie Plissner
Grace is a smart Christian girl who gets pregnant by a good looking jerk the first and only time they have sex, even though they used a condom. Her parents who are super-Christians well known in the community for helping others and running an abstinence class, freak out when they learn she is pregnant because it will ruin their reputation. When they kick her out of the house for refusing to have an abortion, which they have taught Grace is wrong, but they feel is necessary to hide her sin and save their reputation, Mrs. T., the kindly old rich Jewish woman who lives across the street happens to see the confrontation and she brings Grace into her house to live. Grace struggles as the only pregnant girl in her high school as all of her friends desert her except for her best friend and Charlie, Mrs. T.'s handsome nephew who happens to also be living with her his senior year. I thought the book was well written and interesting with a bit of romance and teenage angst but things seemed to work out too neatly and the characters seemed a bit too stereotypical.