Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan

Pregnant Pause
Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan
Nobody gets away with telling Eleanor Crowe what to do. But as a pregnant sixteen-year-old, her options are limited: move to Kenya with her missionary parents or marry the baby’s father and work at his family’s summer camp for overweight kids.
Despite her initial reluctance to help out, Elly is surprised that she actually enjoys working with the campers. But a tragedy on the very day her baby is born starts a series of events that overwhelms Elly with unexpected emotions and difficult choices. Somehow, she must turn her usual obstinance in a direction that can ensure a future for herself—and for the new life she has created.
Published in US: Sept 19 2011
Source: library
My Review:
   Pregnant Pause will take you on an emotional roller-coaster and a journey of discovery and growth for the main character Ely.
   This is a different spin on teen pregnancy, and I like the other themes that are woven in like friendship, forgiveness, self-esteem and taking (or not) responsibility under high pressure situations.
   The characters are rich and really make this book, from Banner the whiny camper, to Lam the teeter totter husband, to Ziggy the one who confuses us even more, the in laws with their quirks and her parents with their naiviety, and we can't forget the Old Bat. :)
   Many things surprised me about the way the story went, and it's really stuck with me. So yes, you will get some of what you expect and a lot that you don't. a
   It took me a while to understand and connect with Ely, at first I just wanted to smack some sense into her, but as we find out reasons behind her troubles, and as she grows into herself, she really is an admirable character that I learned from.
   I really recommend this, but I would put a mature teen label on it for some language, drug reference, sex and tough issues.
I'd love to hear what you think of my review and/or the book.


  1. This sounds like a powerful book, I love when an author can pull something like this off. I'll be checking this one out!

  2. I honestly don't know why, but stories about teen pregnancy really catch my attention. Hell, I even watch 16 and Pregnant sometimes (scary, I know). But this really sounds like a great book because it also takes place in a summer camp, which I also have a book weakness for.

    Thanks for the rec!


  3. I am currently reading this book and im on chapter six just started not even 2 hours ago and i CANT put it down its amazing


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