Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Review: Positively Mine by Christine Duval

Title: Positively Mine
Author: Christine Duval
Author Info: Website|Twitter
Genre: New Adult
Series: Freshman Forty #1
Source: Publisher via netgalley widget
Publication Date: 19th December 2013

Tell Me About It
It is four weeks into her freshman year of college, and Laurel’s first test was unexpected. Discovering she’s pregnant isn’t exactly what she had planned for her first semester, and while she intends to tell her emotionally-distant father, being away at school makes it all too easy to hide.

An imperfect heroine plagued by bad choices and isolated during what should be the best time of her life, readers are sure to identify with Laurel as she confronts teen pregnancy, in secret.
My Thoughts
I got to choose from a selection of books from Bloomsbury Spark, and Positively Mine was one of them. When I began reading the whole pregnancy issue came up pretty quickly so we get to follow Laurel as she makes decisions about what she is going to do, the choices she can make, and then as her pregnancy progresses.

Positively Mine was a quick read, and while I enjoyed it I wouldn't say it makes my top list of books, Laurel has to go through a lot, not only by herself but also with her small group of 'friends' who know about her pregnancy. She makes the choice to tell her father, and the babies father later on in the book and I think part of her struggle would have been erased or at least halved by letting others know about it. Yes she is strong, resourceful and tough, but these are all sides of her that we see as she struggles with the pregnancy, given the option to tell others I don't know if we would see this side of her much.

Positively Mine has some good things about it, how total strangers can be there for you when you need a friend, and how they can become a close friend themselves, who also relies on your support. It was easy to fall into the book and feel part of Laurel's journey, even though I didn't agree with a lot of her choices, Laurels struggle is real and one that hundreds of people go through. I cried, laughed, and 'awwwd' throughout this book and I am interested in seeing what other books are in this series and who will be next.

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