Thursday, June 04, 2009


Author: Angela Johnson
Genre: YA Fiction, Standalone
Published: 2003
Personal Rating: 3.5/5 (good)
Yearly Count: 69

Bobby at the age of 16 is determined to be the father that Feather, his newborn, needs him to be. We get a personal view into Bobby's life as he shares the details of his struggle.

Oh crud. I really wanted to like this one more. With the rave reviews and award it received, I didn't think I could miss. HA! I can't even blame my mood on this one - I was ready and in a good frame of mind for it. However, a 3.5/5 isn't a poor rating by far - it was good, but ultimately, I was not deeply touched or over impressed by the writing like I had hoped. Although, it was laced with emotion and authenticity making it a sentimental read.

Others have loved this book, so don't hesitate to go for it - it's really a novella, so it won't take you long. It's worth it. :)

*Recommended By: 3m from 1morechapter


  1. I liked that the story was told from Bobby's point of view. I'm sure there are others, but I can't recall reading another YA book told from a teenage father's perspective.

  2. Charley ~ Oh! Do you have a review of this book on your blog? I'll have to come by and see. I think Bobby was out of the ordinary. There are not many 16-year-olds that would respond in the way that he did, especially given the circumstances he was faced with.

  3. I like the perspective -- I may give it a try anyway.

  4. Yes, definitely an interesting perspective. Not sure this one is up my alley, though.

  5. Beth F ~ Oh, I hope you do. It's very short, but interesting.

    Ms. Bookish ~ That's okay. There's simply isn't enough time to waste on reading something you are not interested in. :)


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