Release Date: August 9, 2011
Cover Rating: 4/5
Thea Galehouse has always known how to take care of herself. With a flighty club-owner mom and a standoffish, recovering-alcoholic dad, Thea has made her own way in her hometown of New York, attending the prestigious and competitive Stuyvesant High School. But one chat with Will, a handsome and witty senior, and she's a goner—completely hooked on him and unable to concentrate on anything else.
Always worried that she loves Will more than he loves her, Thea is pleasantly surprised when their romance weathers his move to college and Will goes out of his way to involve her in his life. But then, Thea misses a period. And that starts Thea and Will on a wild ride that neither of them could have possibly prepared for. When they decide to keep the baby, their concerned parents chip in what they can to keep Will in school and give both teenagers a comfortable place to raise their child. But when a freak accident leaves Thea shaken and threatens to upend their little family altogether, Thea is forced to turn to the last place she would have chosen for comfort: her stiff, uncompromising father.
This smart, touching first novel brims with realistic, beautifully drawn characters, and reminds us that love is never as easy or predictable as we might like it to be.
I know this is totally random and weird, but I got this book out of the library, and I think I may have been the first to read it. That has never happened before and I'm really excited about it. :p
Ok, enough with the creepy statements and to the review.
Although I really enjoyed this book, there were some things I didn't like about it. The romance was too quick. They meet, talk, whatever. That's fine. But then they go on a date, have their first kiss, fall in love, in one evening. And then soon after they do "it" all the time. Thea was kind of easy.
Will was kind of creepy, and I didn't completely like him, even in the beginning. And it wasn't just his eye; it was the things he did and the people he hung out with He just wasn't what I would call "good boyfriend material."
I like and admire Thea for sticking with Ian and taking such good care of him and having him in the first place. Although, I do think she messed up getting pregnant in the first place, I think she did the best that she could with the following situation.
Ian sounds so cute and perfect to me. Which, I will admit, isn't saying much since I love babies and think they are the most adorable things ever. Even animal babies. (Pandas are the cutest ;p)
You've just got to love characters like Carmen and the dad, and I guess the mom as well, although I didn't like her.
Carmen was so nice to Thea, helping her and all, and I really liked her. I also really like the dad. I thought he was a real jerk in the beginning, but after Ian was born, he started to soften up, and that's when I really started to like him.
What are your thoughts on this book? Leave comments, I love them. (: