I saw someone else do this feature a few days ago and it just looked fun so even though it's not really going on right now I just thought I'd do it cause I felt like writing :)
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I decided to go with I Know It's Over By C.K. Kelly Martin
PURE. UNPLANNED. PERFECT. Those were Nick’s summer plans before Sasha stepped into the picture. With the collateral damage from his parents’ divorce still settling and Dani (his girl of the moment) up for nearly anything, complications are the last thing he needs. All that changes, though, when Nick runs into Sasha at the beach in July. Suddenly he’s neck-deep in a relationship and surprised to find he doesn’t mind in the least. But Nick’s world shifts again when Sasha breaks up with him. Then, weeks later, while Nick’s still reeling from the breakup, she turns up at his doorstep and tells him she’s pregnant. Nick finds himself struggling once more to understand the girl he can’t stop caring for, the girl who insists that it’s still over...
So yeah Nick is a typical asshole guy, until he meets Sasha, then he becomes typical infatuated boyfriend. When they start sleeping together things become weird and then the condom breaks, or falls off, or something and Sasha breaks up with Nick rather than going to the clinic to get Plan B….cause that‘s a great way to handle an accident right?!?!? Surprise, surprise she winds up pregnant and then proceeds to shut him out in the entire decision making process. She decides on abortion, but also wants no support on that from him.
It's a love story that quickly evolves into something deeper. There’s nothing like an unplanned pregnancy to make you take life more seriously. And it was refreshing to see that type of subject covered from a male perspective.
I thought the Nick character was very realistic. I've read other books with a male POV and most of them come across as having a very similar thought process as girls, which I don't think is true. This book you could tell it's the way a guy thinks.
It deals with a lot of heavy issues like sex, abortion, safe-sex, homosexuality, divorce, but not in a forced way.
The only thing I didn't like was the Sasha character. I found her to be very cold and undeserving of Nick's affections. It seemed as though Nick was agonizing over the decision more than she was... WTF?
I liked that the love story wasn't over the top (or insta-love), but Sasha just seemed really methodical and cold, not loving or worthy of all the time Nick spent thinking and worrying over her. But in a way I guess we rarely date the right type of person for us when we're in H.S., so it made sense that Nick fell for her. I was just hoping at some point he would tell her that if she was going to keep shutting him out for no reason she could go to hell!
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