People expect a good product for their money. We as authors expect to be compensated, we should be doing our best to make every cent spent on our work worth it. When we skimp and skip steps and put out unpolished work, it makes all of us look bad. It makes people hesitate to purchase an indie title over others, because they assume poor quality. They assume it goes straight from draft to publish, riddled with typos and excess prose. So many of us have amazing stories to tell. Why wouldn't we put the money and effort into putting it out there in the best way possible?
This is an amazing book, harsh without being for titillation, much like Handmaid’s Tale and Gather the Daughters. It hurts. It gives hope, and takes it away, and gives it again in very cruel ways. If a dark peek into the worst of humanity interests you, I suggest you add After the Fire, and Moonbeam’s story, to your reading list.
Best friends Kahrin and Innes must answer the question: is this rando creeper a unicorn kidnapper? Or is he just a regular skeezy white guy?
Apart from these conveniences which allow the plot to happen when many a young woman would be roadblocked, UNPREGNANT gives us a very real look at the circumstances of accessibility to reproductive healthcare. It's a coming of age story that shows the mixed signals we give teens, expecting them to act as proto-adults while disallowing them the agency to make informed decisions for themselves. It's a vast canyon that seems as wide as the distance between Veronica and the only clinic she can find that is legally allowed to help her, and I can't help but think Hendriks and Caplan gave us this metaphor intentionally.
I sacrificed sleep over two nights to finish this snappy and fresh romance novel in a seasonal fashion.
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