Unpregnant (Unpregnant, #1) by Jenni Hendriks

Unpregnant (Unpregnant, #1)

Seventeen-year-old Veronica Clarke never thought she would wish she’d failed a test until she finds herself holding a thick piece of plastic in her hands and staring at two solid pink lines. Even the most consistent use of condoms won’t prevent pregnancy when your boyfriend secretly pokes holes in them to keep you from going out-of-state for college. Veronica needs an abortion, but the closest place she can legally get one is over nine hundre...


Details Unpregnant (Unpregnant, #1)

TitleUnpregnant (Unpregnant, #1)
Author
Release DateSep 10th, 2019
PublisherHarperCollins
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, Realistic Fiction
Rating

Reviews Unpregnant (Unpregnant, #1)

  • Noa ☾
    2019-05-05
    ❧ ARC provided by Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Hilarious, poignant and beautiful, Unpregnant tells the story of Veronica, a seemingly perfect high school student. She’s in the run to be valedictorian, has the “perfect” boyfriend, “perfect” friends and everything that goes with it… Until her “perfect” boyfriend pokes holes in his condom to get Veronica pregnant and stop her from moving away (I KNOW RIGHT ? WHO DOES ...
  • Kalah Grimaud
    2019-06-20
    Awful and sad, it’s telling young girls that in order to move on with an education you must get an abortion. Very anti women mind set. We don’t have to kill our babies to succeed in life. This book makes women look weak. I’m not surprised a man did help write it.
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    2019-08-01
    I just sat in a bubble bath and read this entire book and I feel pretty content with my life choices.
  • Lauren Taylor
    2018-02-05
    I loved this book! It is essentially Super Bad with female main characters, but instead of trying to get to a party, they’re on a road trip to an abortion. Even though the topics discussed throughout the book are heavy and serious, there’s this amazing humor and report between these two female characters that you almost forget at times where they’re headed and just enjoy the ride. That being said, there’s open conversations about things s...
  • ˗ˏˋ aphrodite ˊˎ˗
    2019-08-22
    **dnf’ed at 45 pages**were just on a roll with these disappointing anticipated releases huh??so right off the bat I wasn’t into this. the writing was so clearly adults writing as teenagers and it was not going great. but then we find out the boyfriend messed with the condom on purpose (obviously without her consent) because his life was shitty and she got into brown. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? I am appalled. this is absolutely disgusting. I ...
  • Terry
    2019-09-30
    Trigger warning: This story deals with abortion.Veronica has the perfect life: Perfect grades, popular, hot boyfriend, admitted to Brown University. Then she finds out she is pregnant. Panicked, but instinctively, she knows she needs an abortion, but doesn't know who to turn to for help. She ends up asking her old, now outcast, friend, Bailey Butler to drive her to Albuquerque, nearly 1000 miles away, but the nearest place she can have the aborti...
  • Amber (The Book Bratz)
    2019-06-06
    The full review + more can be found at The Book Bratz I received an ARC of UNPREGNANT at BookExpo 2019Jessica is actually the one who put Unpregnant on my radar. We were discussing debut novels we wanted to cover in 2019 and Jessica mentioned this one to me. Unpregnant stood out to me because I've never heard this in YA: The main character is actively seeking an abortion. That's not something you see everyday in YA literature. While I was eager f...
  • Amanda
    2019-09-12
    You can also read my review here: https://devouringbooks2017.wordpress....When I first saw this book I knew that I wanted to read it. Abortion seems to be a taboo subject and I never see any books on the topic. After recently reading The Swallows, which used sexist and gender issues for shock value, I was worried that Unpregnant might not be written with tact and compassion, but I didn’t need to worry because it was so well done. I didn’t exp...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    2019-09-07
    I just did not like this at all. I didn't like the charcters - and actually hated a few, the relationships felt underdeveloped, and the plot was just a run-on joke. I appreciate that the authors were going for a light-hearted comedy, when dealing with a heavier topic, but literally nothing in the story made an impression or impact on me. It went from one outlandish adventure to the next - stolen cars, attempted cow tipping, stip clubs, and a litt...
  • Dylan
    2019-09-19
    3 stars.This was a fun read for the most part, but it was pretty bland and didn't have as much emotional depth as I hoped.
  • Melissa
    2019-09-10
    No. This book is problematic, does not have an accurate view or understanding of teenagers, and isn’t written well either. The necessity of a young girl needing to travel hundreds of miles to get an abortion is a horrifically real situation, and this book tries to make it comedic. This isn’t dark humor, it’s tone deaf. Just no.
  • Stacy Fetters
    2019-07-11
    "I stepped closer and leaned over him as he flopped on the ground like a balding, pathetic fish. I pulled the probes from his chest. Having a kid makes you parent material, asshole."This book deals with a very serious and heavy subject. I’ve read a lot of reviews where they bash this because of the choices the lead character makes. I suggest you go into this with an open mind and a feminist heart because this book will change your life. Veronic...
  • Liz Lawson
    2019-05-08
    I was lucky enough to secure an ARC of UNPREGNANT and adored this story. It's a fast-paced, funny, quirky story about a HS student and her ex-best friend who end up road tripping across the country when one of them discovers she's pregnant. The issues are heavy, but Jenni and Ted do a wonderful job incorporating humor in a way that makes the book compulsively readable. The story has an incredible forward momentum (you can definitely tell that the...
  • ♛ Cameron ♛
    2019-09-17
    I feel really disappointed by this book. Earlier this year I read the book Girls on the Verge and it was a fantastic insight on teen pregnancy and abortion. It mixed such a difficult and sensitive topic with really wholesome f/f friendships and nice touches of happy moments. This book really didn’t do the topic well for me. The friendship is underdeveloped, the boyfriend is unnecessarily evil, and the humor takes away from the really heart wre...
  • Jessica
    2019-06-12
    This review and more can be found on The Book Bratz. The link is in my bio!This was one of my most anticipated 2019 debuts, so when I found out that copies were going to be given away at BookExpo this year, I was practically over the moon. Needless to say, I started the line for the drop two whole hours early, and I was the first one on line and got the first copy they gave out. Which means I tore into it as soon as I got home, sped through it be...
  • Madison Mary
    2019-09-05
    "I'd made my decision long before we arrived. Those signs were just words." This is story that had a solid message but a less than pleasurable execution. SUMMARY Veronica Clark is a perfectionist. When she discovers that her boyfriend purposely got her pregnant just before the end of senior year, she panics. She is filled with shame and panic, and the only person she can turn to is her ex-best friend. Bailey and Veronica head on a road trip th...
  • Paloma Villasenor
    2019-09-11
    There were a few things that were a lil unrealistic tbh. But I still thought that the message was really important.
  • Marie
    2019-06-21
    I received a complimentary copy of this book from HarperTeens. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.This was one of the best YA contemporary novels that I've read in a long time. It combines several serious topics with lighthearted fun, and the greatest road-trip I've read in years.The novel follows 17-year-old Veronica who you'd think has it all - good grades, an Ivy League scholarship, a great boyfriend and popular friends. B...
  • Nicole
    2019-09-21
    *3.5 starsThis book left me feeling a little disappointed. I went into this book thinking it would be a story about a recovering, but strong, friendship and it would have strong political undertones. However, I found that the story fell a little flat. The friendship between the two main characters wasn't that interesting. And the idea that all of Veronica's decisions were fueled by her fear of being imperfect makes sense, but it wasn't well-devel...
  • Becky
    2019-09-25
    This book is supposed to be really funny - like Book Smart but with an abortion. I did not find it funny, I found it really stressful. It's also not really about abortion; Girls on the Verge handles the topic much more sensitively. (view spoiler)[This one... I kept thinking that Veronica was right not to be friends with Bailey. She kept thinking, well at least Bailey is the one here with me helping me, but it turns out that wasn't why she was on ...
  • Mary
    2019-09-23
    This is hard to rate. I would give it 3.5 stars if I could. It is funny and touching, but it doesn’t get deep enough into the tough topics for me. And the boyfriend character’s behavior is played for laughs, but in reality he’s a very dangerous type of guy. The road trip part is really fun, and the authors do a good job of showing how exhausting it is to try to live up to the expectations of others. There are good issues presented on aborti...
  • Susan
    2019-08-20
    This isn’t an easy review to write. It tore me down the middle. It isn’t because of my stance on abortion. That I’m clear on. I will always be pro-choice. It isn’t about my personal belief on the subject. For myself, I’m clear on that stance. My ultimate view is that no matter what I believe? I don’t have a right to impose that belief on anyone else. And then there is the matter of the good ol’ United States of America and its hypoc...
  • Anne Barker
    2019-09-22
    Thank you to BookSparks for providing me with a copy. All I can say is wow. This book was definitely full of adventure and crazy. I read it all in 1 day. I really enjoyed this book. I am giving it 4 stars because Veronica annoyed me a lot but at the end she thrived. Definitely pick this up if you want a fast paced page-turner.
  • Chelsey
    2019-06-07
    The second you read the description of this book you’re hooked. I have read a lot of books in my life, but a teen fiction road trip comedy about abortions has never been one of them. It’s a bit Jesse Andrews, a bit Goldy Moldavsky and a lot of fun.Would recommend. Cheers.
  • Hermione Math
    2019-09-15
    I just finished this book and I am literally sobbing with a wide smile.....Favourite characters: Pawnshop lady and BaileyFavourite line/quote : "No one should be forced to be a parent if they don't want to be one."Beautiful book about abortion🙂