Monday, February 28, 2011
Review: Plan B
Published by Lerner Publishing Group, March 2011
I got this book as an ARC via netgalley (ebook form)
Synopsis via Goodreads: Is this happily ever after? Lucy has her life planned out: she'll graduate and then join her boyfriend, Luke, at college in Austin. She'll become a Spanish teacher and of course they'll get married. So there's no reason to wait, right? They try to be careful. But then Lucy gets pregnant. Now, none of Lucy's options are part of her picture-perfect plan. Together, she and Luke will have to make the most difficult decision of their lives.
I really liked this book. It was a completely honest look at how your decisions have consequences without been preachy and throwing the "right choice" down your throat. I did like that the characters were easy to relate to and had honest reactions rather than everything going smoothly. The issue of teenagers having sex was done in a very tasteful, honest, realistic way; I was very thankful for that.
One of the things that I really liked about this book was the character of Luke. He is the epitome of the guy that every girl falls in love with in high school. He just is THAT GUY, the perfect first love. I love that he's actually very flawed and makes wrong choices, that's one of the things that really makes this book worth it. There were moments when I was reading one scene or another where my heart just plummeted for Lucy.
The only thing that I didn't really like about the novel was that it seemed to short. Although, things did end in a way that was satisfying even though it was open-ended. Part of me is kind of hoping that there is a sequel to the novel, you really just want to root for these characters.
I give this one 3 dog-eared pages.