Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Review : Aftercare Instructions

Aftercare By Bonnie Pipkin

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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Purchase Link: Amazon | Kobo | BN
Pages: 265
Published: June 27th 2017 by Flatiron
In the tradition of Jandy Nelson and Rainbow Rowell, a big-hearted journey of furious friendship, crazy love, and unexpected hope after a teen's decision to end an unwanted pregnancy

“Troubled.” That’s seventeen-year-old Genesis according to her small New Jersey town. She finds refuge and stability in her relationship with her boyfriend, Peter—until he abandons her at a Planned Parenthood clinic during their appointment to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. The betrayal causes Gen to question everything.

As Gen pushes herself forward to find her new identity without Peter, she must also confront her most painful memories. Through the lens of an ongoing four act play within the novel, the fantasy of their undying love unravels line by line, scene by scene. Digging deeper into her past while exploring the underground theater world of New York City, she rediscovers a long-forgotten dream. But it’s when Gen lets go of her history, the one she thinks she knows, that she’s finally able to embrace the complicated, chaotic true story of her life, and take center stage.

This powerfully immersive and format-crushing debut follows Gen from dorm rooms to diners to house parties to auditions—and ultimately, right into readers’ hearts.
Genesis doesn't exactly got the best home life and Peter seems to be the one thing good in her life. That is until she got preggo and was ditched at at planned parenthood by her boyfriend. Peter is M.I.A and shes trying to put things together but things aren't turning out how she planned.

This book I have to say is unique. It's not the best book I've read but it does have its interesting points. One thing that stood out to me was that play style writing that was a look into Gen's past before where the story started. So the readers get more of an insight towards Gen's and Peters characters, her past and their relationship. I have to say though I didn't like Peter much. I loved Seth character he was a breath of fresh air when things were going down he was there to help lift her up and there wasn't much to their short relationship but it was sweet. I don't want to talk more because I don't want to spoil the book for you but the book was pretty good. It was tough seeing Gen and her family life, what she was dealing with, what she dealt with and seeing her mothers grief. Overall this was a pretty good book and I enjoyed it, don't think I've come across a YA book that talks about abortion and what becomes of it after or before everything.

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