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, Young Adult Contemporary
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Reviews Unpregnant (Unpregnant, #1)

  • 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.
  • 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 THAT...
  • ˗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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • booksneedcaffeinetoo
    2019-10-18
    “You have a license, right?” Bailey drove to school every day, but with Bailey one could hardly take that as proof. “Please.” Bailey tossed her wallet at me. I pulled out the license. “It says your name is Rhonda and you’re twenty-four.” “Oh, sorry.” She grabbed the wallet back, looked through it, and handed me another ID. I held it up to the light, examining it closely. “It looks real.” “Uh, because it is. Can we go now?...
  • Sarah {Literary Meanderings}
    2019-09-30
    THIS BOOK WAS SO FUNNY! I DIED. I never thought a book about a heavy topic could be SO FREAKING HILARIOUS. Yes, yes yes!!!!! Love love love. ALL THE STARS! :D
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bookishrealm
    2019-12-04
    I really enjoyed this book. It was a random check out from the library but I really enjoyed how the author captured the difficulties that the main character faces in getting an abortion. There’s humor, heartbreaking moments, and the realization that it’s okay not to be perfect. I’m glad that they are writing a companion novel to this book. I’ll definitely check it out. I’ll also be doing a full review soon!
  • Konstantin
    2019-10-26
    I abandoned it after some 50-odd pages, but decided to read the last chapter anyway (which was wonderfully written, and probably the only reason I'm giving this half-baked, unexciting drivel written in the flattest tone imaginable two stars and not just one).
  • ♛ 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...
  • André Mwansa
    2019-09-27
    Awful book of the year
  • hillary
    2019-11-10
    “Excuse me? We are two strong young women in control of our destinies.” I didn’t know I needed a book about abortion till this one was literally forced into my immediate TBR. I just checked out the first 20 minutes of the audiobook on YouTube and those first 3 minutes captured me so well I was desperate to keep reading the book after the preview was over. But this is not only an entertaining and well written book, in fact it looks an easy r...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Kristen Majkut
    2019-12-02
    I struggle to read contemporary young adult fiction most of the time. I prefer young adult non-fiction, memoirs, historical fiction, novels in verse, poetry and all kinds of graphic novels. I force myself to read more of what I do not gravitate towards and have to make a point of identifying and reading popular young adult fiction.This book has been on my to-be-read shelf for some time; daring me to read it. The initial topic of abortion had me q...
  • Naomi (3starsandup)
    2019-10-11
    "I'd made my decision long before we arrived. Those signs were just words."SYNOPSIS | Veronica has a seemingly perfect life. She is a candidate for valedictorian, she is Queen Bee of her friendship group and she is dating one of the most popular guys in school. However, she unexpectedly becomes pregnant and decides she wants an abortion, but where she lives (in Missouri) you need parental permission if you are under the age of 18. As she doesn't ...
  • rachel
    2019-10-29
    3.5 stars. I discovered this book while idly paging through an issue of People magazine and put it on my to-read list immediately, because I could not recall ever having read a YA book where the main character gets an abortion and I wanted to see how the topic was handled. I feel pretty strongly about changing the abortion taboo and helping women to feel less ostracized or shameful for having made that choice (depending on where you live, you pro...
  • Sam (she_who_reads_)
    2019-11-07
    This wasn’t quite what I was expecting. I was excited to read a YA book tackling a serious social and political issue with lighthearted humour, but this was a little too over the top for me. I thought I was going to get a fun, heartwarming road trip featuring two friends who were reconnecting- what I got was more “Harold and Kumar go to Whitecastle”The situations the characters find themselves in are just so over the top, with very convenie...
  • Richelle Delgado
    2019-11-11
    I coud say a lot of things about this book but I’m not gonna waste my energy in such a shitty story! Awful, sad and disrespectful!
  • 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...
  • Brittany J. (BNJreads)
    2019-11-26
    I loved this book, from beginning to end. So many LOL moments and a true test of the teenage friendship. I loved Ronnie's take on her future and I love Bailey's reminder that she can't be judged as long as she is making decisions for the right reasons. This is the perfect YA read. There are many topics covered but I'd recommend this read for sure.
  • 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...