Just when everything is coming together for Sam, his girlfriend Alicia drops a bombshell. Make that ex-girlfriend-- because by the time she tells him she's pregnant, they've already called it quits. Sam does not want to be a teenage dad. His mom had him at sixteen and has made it very clear... show more
Just when everything is coming together for Sam, his girlfriend Alicia drops a bombshell. Make that ex-girlfriend-- because by the time she tells him she's pregnant, they've already called it quits. Sam does not want to be a teenage dad. His mom had him at sixteen and has made it very clear how having a baby so young interrupted her life. There's only one person Sam can turn to--his hero, skating legend Tony Hawk. Sam believes the answers to life's hurdles can be found in Hawk's autobiography. But even Tony Hawk isn't offering answers this time--or is he? Inexplicably, Sam finds himself whizzed into the future, for a quick glimpse of what will be . . . or what could be. In this wonderfully witty, poignant story about a teenage boy unexpectedly thrust into fatherhood, it's up to Sam to make the right decisions so the bad things that could happen, well, don't.
Publish date: October 16th 2007
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
A wholly unremarkable (but also inoffensive) book about a teenage boy who ends up a premature father. Gratuitous time travel lowered my enjoyment enormously--it was poorly done and annoying and took up far too much of the book. The mothers were the most interesting characters--their interactions wit...
Teenager pregnancy from the angle of a teenage dad with a mom who had him when she was 16. Why oh why? This is not boring. It is told from the view of the teenage skateboarder who talked to a poster of his idol instead of a real person. So, is it bad? Why didn't the girl get an abortion? Don...
Alright. So this one's about a teen kid who gets his teen girlfriend pregnant. Spoiler alert: they decide to keep the baby. The main character was one moody, immature little bastard though. I was worried about the cliches in the protagonist's narrative for a while, but as I got into the book, his ch...
Non mi sono neanche accorta di aver finito questo primo libro di Hornby che leggo... tanto è scorrevole! Mi è piaciuto. La storia non sarà originalissima, però è un romanzo che fa sicuramente riflettere. Ed ogni tanto ci vuole un libro che ti fa riflettere su cose importanti come la gravidanza, il p...
This is Nick Hornby's first YA novel, and the result is something a little less edgy than his earlier books (About A Boy, High Fidelity, etc). Slam's protagonist is a 16 year-old skateboarder who gets a teenage girl pregnant, and as he struggles to deal with the fallout, he's mysteriously transporte...
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