When Evelyn decided to piss off her parents with a bad reputation, she wasn't planning to ruin her valedictorian status. She also wasn't planning to fall for Todd-the guy she was just using for sex. And she definitely wasn't planning on getting pregnant.Read more...
When Evelyn decided to piss off her parents with a bad reputation, she wasn't planning to ruin her valedictorian status. She also wasn't planning to fall for Todd-the guy she was just using for sex. And she definitely wasn't planning on getting pregnant. When Todd turns his back on her, Evelyn's not sure where to go. Can a distant mother, a cheating father, an angry best friend, and a (thankfully) loving aunt with adopted daughters of her own help Evelyn make the heart-wrenching decisions that follow?
With the popularity of "Juno," "Teen Mom," and "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," this novel has a built-in audience. Gripping, heartfelt, and responsible, "Me, Him, Them, and It "is not to be missed
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-12-24
- Reviewer: Staff
In this introspective first novel, Carter persuasively traces the vacillating emotions and opinions of a distraught pregnant teenager, showing how a 16-year-old mother-to-be finds the support and courage she needs to make necessary choices. Evelyn knows she has options, but she can’t imagine carrying out any of them; she’s at the top of her class, has Ivy League aspirations, and—more than anything—just doesn’t want to be pregnant. At her parents’ suggestion, Evelyn seeks temporary refuge with her aunt’s unconventional family in Chicago, but she soon realizes that hiding from her friends and the nuns at her Catholic school back home won’t make her problems disappear. She also has to face hard truths about her parents’ failing marriage, her best friend’s anger at being kept in the dark, and the father’s unwillingness to take responsibility for the unborn child. Carter doesn’t sugarcoat the pain and complications that result from Evelyn’s choice. If anything, readers are left to ponder whether there are such things as “right” decisions for girls in Evelyn’s situation. Ages 14–up. Agent: Kate McKean, Howard Morhaim Literary Agency. (Feb.)