August 8, 2006

The First Part Last by Angela Johnson

The topic of teen pregnancy is covered from the point of view of the father, in this case, sixteen year old Bobby. A realistic and touching view of how fatherhood changes Bobby's life in expected and unexpected ways. What I liked is that Bobby is middle class with a solid and supportive family, rather than the stereotypical underprivlidged or troubled youth that typifies this genre. The 2004 Printz Award Winner
Reed Reads Score: 3.5

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