Author: Han Nolan
publication date: Spetember 19 2011
Nobody gets away with telling Eleanor Crowe what to do. But as a pregnant sixteen-year-old, her options are limited: move to Kenya with her missionary parents or marry the baby’s father and work at his family’s summer camp for overweight kids.
Despite her initial reluctance to help out, Elly is surprised that she actually enjoys working with the campers. But a tragedy on the very day her baby is born starts a series of events that overwhelms Elly with unexpected emotions and difficult choices. Somehow, she must turn her usual obstinance in a direction that can ensure a future for herself—and for the new life she has created.
I stayed up all night just to finish this book, I literally was so engrossed in this book I couldn’t stop reading. I wanted to find out what happened to her and the baby, and who she would end up with.
This book had me frustrated, laughing and crying all in one. Pregnant pause is about a 16 year old who gets pregnant. Her parents are missionaries and obviously disapprove of the situation. They want her to give the baby to her sister who has been trying to get pregnant for some time. Her parents go back to Kenya to help the AID’s children and she’s stuck with living with her boyfriend (well now husband) in some cabin at the fat camp that his parents own.
Eleanor has no choice but to listen to her mother and father in law who she hates. There rude and mean to her and she can’t stand them. But at this camp she gets to teach dance class and attempt to help the kids with craft time while making some new friends and being snubbed by her in-laws and husband.
I did not like how her parents made her marry Lam just because she’s pregnant with his kid. She’s only 16 and already has a husband and a not so stable relationship. I honestly wanted to rip Lam apart limb by limb. He didn’t deserve to be treated with respect and he definitely would not make a good father. He couldn’t even make a good husband and I realize he’s young and doesn’t want to be tied down but to act like that and be a jerk, ugh! I became so frustrated with him.
Pregnant pause isn’t one of those books where everybody lived happily ever after. In fact it was quite the opposite. I thought the ending was perfect and I do hope she comes out with a second one just to show how everything is working out with her and her baby.
It’s so hard not to give any spoilers. I just want to write so much stuff about the book but I would be giving the book away and then it just won’t be as enjoyable. Pregnant Pause had me in suspense. This book was higher than my expectations. Good job Han Nolan!