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...
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...
I like Nick Hornby's writing style so I think it would be difficult for me not to like one of his books. I found it amusing that as I started listening to this one, I was reminded strongly of the kid to played Marcus in the movie version of About a Boy. The narrator used strikingly similar vocal inf...