Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Book Review: Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard

Title: Hanging on to Max
Author: Margaret Bechard
Pages: 204
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Year Published: 2002

"Sam's senior year should be a breeze. Parties, football games, pep rallies, and, oh yeah- a baby.
 It's Sam Pettigrew's last year of high school. And he's spending it figuring out how, at age seventeen, he is supposed to care for his baby son, Max.
 Max wasn't part of the plan. he wasn't even part of the backup plan. But he's here now, and Sam is attending an alternative high school with other teen parents like himself. Talk about a wake up call. But Sam is determined to make it work, to show everyone- his dad, his new girlfriend, himself- that he has what it takes  to be a good dad.
 Trading footballs for diaper bags, and college brochures for feeding schedules, Sam gives fatherhood his best shot. Only no one told him it would be this hard. What if his best isn't good enough?"

My Rating: 4/5

I picked this book out because of the interesting subject matter and main character. Not only have I not read a book strictly about teenage parenting but one from a teenage father's perspective? Now that has to be rare. And it was a good book. There were things I liked, as well as things I didn't. The reason this bookd didn't pull a 5 is because of the timing.
I think this book was to short for the important story it was telling and in the story it was difficult to understand how much time was passing.
But I think the main message comes through crystal clear.

Thanks for reading,
Sidny xoxo

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