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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Recommendation: Because I Love You - Tori Rigby: Teen Pregnancy and #Feels

In BECAUSE I LOVE YOU by Tori Rigby, Andie gets pregnant after sleeping with her best friend.

What intrigued me: I haven't read many books about teen pregnancy.

Page-turner with perfect pacing

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU truly is a pleasant surprise. With incredibly powerful and strong writing, it absolutely sucks you in.
Rigby tells this story without ever missing a beat, it's perfectly paced and told from the perspective of a very relatable teen. I truly loved reading about Andie, was really invested in her struggles, and felt like her thoughts and actions are very authenic. The voice and characters are on point, and I genuinely loved every second of reading this book. Rigby has an uncanny ability to make you care about this story and the characters and I came to dearly love Andie and care for her.

The perfect pace is genuinely my favorite thing about BECAUSE I LOVE YOU. It just makes you want to continue, and that quickly, because Rigby just knows where to end a chapter. Cliffhangers galore! But not the forced kind, the kind that makes it very difficult to just put the book down and stop. You have to keep reading. This book cost me a couple night's worth of sleep.

Quiet and emotional

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU is pretty close to perfection. It really follows this super simple storyline of a girl getting pregnant and the baby's father not supporting her, but it's unique in so many little ways; the writing, the emotions, the characters - not once did I find myself able to predict what's going to happen next. Rigby is very subtle in her way of telling the story of Andie and her baby, making this a somewhat quiet, yet very emotional read. 

You won't find any stock characters in BECAUSE I LOVE YOU. Love interest and ex-boyfriend Neil for example, is one of those bad boy type of characters I certainly have seen before, but the way Rigby writes him makes him incredibly smypathtetic, adorable, and swoon-worthy. In the story, he becomes Andie's confidant and new love interest and their relationship will have you swoon and day-dream.

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU is easily one of my favorite contemporary reads of the year and a must-read for fans of the genre.


Rating:

★★

 



Overall: Do I Recommend?

BECAUSE I LOVE YOU will definitely rise to the top reads of 2016 for me. If you love contemporary and gut-wrenching stories and want to be overwhelmed by emotions 200% of the time, you cannot and should not miss BECAUSE I LOVE YOU. Read it.



Additional Info

Published: May 17th 2016
Pages: 232
Publisher: Blaze Publishing
Genre: YA / Contemporary
ASIN: B01BUQM50A

Synopsis:
"Eight weeks after sixteen-year-old Andie Hamilton gives her virginity to her best friend, “the stick” says she’s pregnant. 

Her friends treat her like she’s carrying the plague, her classmates torture and ridicule her, and the boy she thought loved her doesn’t even care. Afraid to experience the next seven months alone, she turns to her ex-boyfriend, Neil Donaghue, a dark-haired, blue-eyed player. With him, she finds comfort and the support she desperately needs to make the hardest decision of her life: whether or not to keep the baby. 

Then a tragic accident leads Andie to discover Neil’s keeping a secret that could dramatically alter their lives, and she's forced to make a choice. But after hearing her son’s heartbeat for the first time, she doesn’t know how she’ll ever be able to let go."(Source: Goodreads)



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