I'm a librarian and would love to start keep track of my readings virtually :) My blog descriptions may give away spoilers, as I will be writing them to help ME remember what happened in the book.
Neema gets thrown out of her house when she accuses her mom's creepy boyfriend of trying to touch her breasts and her mom doesn't believe her. She leaves in such a hurry she forgets her birth control. She stays with her boyfriend, Nate, and his family for the next two weeks -- breaking in at home after 2 days to retrieve some things. When Nate's family kick her out, she moves in with Aunt Amina who sets a strict curfew. Nate wants nothing to do with that. He dumps her. After several days of puking and her breasts hurting, she decides to get tested for being pregnant. Positive. She is given a pamphlet about all her choices. She finishes reading "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" and the main character, Maya, has an unexpected pregnancy and keeps the baby. This is what she will do. Aunt Amina said she will help her through it. Neema's mom shows up after leaving her boyfriend. Neema tries to tell Nate but he won't listen. She goes to his graduation and his parents act like she isn't there -- super-big belly and all. She discovers the class jerk is not a jerk, just an over-worked big brother. He helps her through labor when it is time and they end up on the road to more-than-friendship but not for awhile. Neema first has to learn how to be a mom, get though her postpartum depression, get back to school.
Easy, quick, urban but not ghetto. May be perfect for that teenage girl that's not into reading. Loving L.B. Tillit