Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir by Gaby Rodriguez and Jenna Glatzer
In the beginning of the memoir, I read about Gaby's family. Her mother dropped out of school in 8th grade to have a child. It almost broke my heart to see every one of her family members struggle with the same thing over and over again. She's decided that she's not going to be another statistic early on and that very much sets the tone of the book. From page one, I can tell that she's a very brave and strong girl. At the end of the book she states 'I am just one eighteen-year-old Latina girl from an economically disadvantaged town, raised by a single mom... By society's standards, people don't expect much of me. But I'm going to prove society wrong, and I hope you'll join me. Our time has come.' It is an amazing way to end the book and really shows how much one person can make a big difference.
The book was very well written. She cowrote it with another woman, which probably improved the writing even more. I picked it up from the library one evening and would have finished it in one evening if I'd had one more hour to read. I flipped through the pages like a whirlwind. I give this book a big fat FIVE stars.