Monday, July 30, 2012

The Best & Hardest Thing by Pat Brisson

The GR cover is all pixely. =|

Hardcover: 240 pages
Published May 13th 2010
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
ISBN: 0670011665 
ISBN13: 9780670011667
Series: Standalone
Received: Bought
Challenge: 2012 Goodreads Challenge, 2012-13 Verse Challenge
Fifteen-year-old Molly Biden has always been studious, dependable, some might even say saintly. And she's sick of herself. So when she spots mysterious bad boy Grady Dillon, she devises a plan to make herself over into someone new, someone who will attract Grady's attention. She succeeds but a little too well. When Molly discovers she's pregnant, she's forced to make the hardest choice of her life. This addictively readable portrayal of Molly's struggle to accept her pregnancy and the fact that her life will never be the same is told entirely in poetry, from sonnets to haiku.
This was a great story, about wanting to "fit" in and doing things that you think are right, when in the end they are not. Leaving you with a choice to make, that will change your life forever.
The Best & Hardest Thing is a verse book that will touch your heart. You meet Molly, who just wants to be that girl that isn't known as the "good girl". & that is just what she is. The girl who makes straight A's. And Molly is just, does everything right. But, Molly is done with that. She want's to live. She wants to have fun like all of the other kids. So after a massive makeover, Molly catches the eyes of the dreamy Grady that she has been eyeing. Even though this plan was to just have some fun. Molly finds herself in a situation that is going to change her life, forever.
The Best & Hardest Thing was a very enjoyable read. Although I thought that maybe Molly should have thought on her decisions a bit more, but we can all understand wanting to be that girl, at least someone notices. & I even my situation was a little different I was also a teen mom, and it's a very scary situation. But Molly's story is an emotional one. Molly has no clue what she is going to do. Does she keep it, or not? Does she just get this whole situation "over with"? So you can get how this is the BEST & HARDEST thing. Because Molly is just 15. The baby's father is not who she thought her was AT ALL, and Molly is left alone to make this decision. The decision for her child. This was a very fast read. I think that this would be a perfect book for young teens. Because the story is great, and not sugar coated. 


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