Thursday, June 5, 2014
"Hanging on to Max" by Margaret Bechard
I was quite impressed with Hanging on to Max. I have read quite a few books that focus on teenage pregnancy and parenthood, but never one that tells the story from the male perspective. I think that Bechard did a wonderful job of capturing what it is like to be a teenage father including the challenges and prejudices that come with it. The emotions are very real and I can easily see these events taking place in real life. This book is a real eye opener about being a young parent. I have so much respect for Sam and the choices he makes. Though they are not easy choices, I feel that he handles them in the best way possible, especially when he begins to think about what is the best decision for his son. I highly recommend this book for all teens!