Thursday, October 1, 2009
It's Not About Him
Susie passed out while drinking at Jeff’s party and later discovered she’s pregnant. She has no idea who the father is and considers having an abortion, but instead decides to place her baby for adoption. Following through ends up being more wrenching than she imagined, but she’s determined to do the right thing for her baby.
Jeff feels guilty that Susie was taken advantage of at his party and offers to marry her so she won’t have to give up her baby, like his birth mother did with him. But Susie refuses, insisting he should he marry someone he loves. Can he convince her that his love is genuine before it’s too late? Can she make him understand that it’s not about him—it’s about what’s best for her child?
If you would like to read the prologue and first chapter of It's Not About Him, go HERE
Book Review: This book was on the counter at work and one of the girls picked it up. "Mrs. G, the cover of this book is awful. If I was in the store I wouldn't look twice at it. Why are you reading it?" Sadly what my co-worker said is true. The cover art for this book is just a tragedy. So much so that no matter the story inside I fear that no one will ever give the book a second glance.
Do you know what is sad about that? The story inside these pages is really good. Really well written. Sutton does such a good job writing on a level that could speak to teens facing this situation. She also hits the heart strings of people who have experienced a situation such as this.