Saturday, January 23, 2010

Planet Pregnancy

Told in verse, Planet Pregnancy is the story of a teenage girl who finds out she is pregnant and doesn't know what to do.  At first she tells lies and tries to gloss over it, but finally begins to accept it.

I don't usually read books written in verse, not because I have anything against them, but because I just don't.  But the cover of this book caught my eye and as I began to read, I had to read more.  It didn't take long as it is all short verse, but it was amazing.  Some of the passages I loved so much.  They express so much of what I felt when I was pregnant and when I had my son.  It brought tears to my eyes in places.  And even though Sahara can be very selfish and much too self aware, she grows as a person as her baby grows inside of her.

"My baby swims
in the Sea of Me, 
safe from tsunami waves.
I don't want it to come out.
It's too dangerous 
out here."

And on pg. 190 is my favorite, but it's too long to type.  But it is just perfect.


  1. At first I thought that title was Planned Pregnancy.

    This sounds...strange. I don't normally read books in verse either but they seem to be making a comeback of sorts on modern fiction.

  2. Great review.
    I have never read a book in verse. This book sounds interesting!! :)

  3. This one does sound hauntingly pretty. Great review.


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