She is a good student, and respects her family. The story of Gaby Rodriguez and why she pretended to be pregnant for a high school project is the subject of this inspiring memoir. Ward, while dealing with the loss of the young men, begins to question why she was able to conquer the obstacles that were predetermined for her while the men and others were not? In not going to say this story was mind -blowing that would be a bit of an exaggeration but I can say it was interesting to say the least. She is a smart, ambitious Latina girl who seemed like she had her whole life ahead of her. Does pro-life mean you can't use condoms? Some of my friends were fourteen.
The writer recently worked extensively with Jamie Blyth of The Bachelorette on Blyth's autobiography. Later I found out that Gaby wrote a book about what had happened. But alas, that was the part I was reading for, so I got to it. My group of best friends had been close all throughout the four years at McDowell High School. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Rodriguez, Gaby. It set up a whole different tone for the story than what actually existed. The main character in the story who pretended to be pregnant for her project, was smart and brave enough to think of something really interesting and then do it.
I would recommend this book to someone who really wants to read it and doesn't mind a slow start. The Pregnancy Project is about a girl named Gaby and how she fakes a pregnancy. Second, the way her friends and all the people around her reacted. Her grades were in the top 5 percent of her graduating class, and she was a commencement speaker. Disappointed, sure--she was supposed to have learned from all their mistakes--but not surprised. Rodriguez addresses the trials she faced as well as the questions of how her friends, family and peers would react when they found out it her pregnancy wasn't real.
Almost like an inner monologue that presses on for longer than it should. If your parents, siblings, family members, teachers, friends, enemies, whoever, are telling you that you're worthless and can't do something and that you'll never ever ever ever ever get anywhere in life, then you don't have to believe it and stay trapped in that. Three girls and four boys. I am still very happy I read this book. It boggles my mind that people can be surprised by each of their successive 8 pregnancies, as Gaby's mom was. Students have given good reports on it, too.
However, it needed to be done, and her background was perfect to help with her project. Afterthoughts: All in all this is a good book to read. Well, lo and behold, my library just got it in so I snagged it. Parents, teachers, and family members make unfair judgments when they see or know a pregnant teen. Why must black Americans suffer? The film is very powerful, to think that it was based on true story.
Growing up, Gaby Rodriguez was often told she would end up a teen mom. You're having sex with no protection, so, yeah, shocker, you're pregnant. Once again, I was disappointed that Gaby left out the important reactions both to her reveal that her pregnancy was fake, and to her proposal of the project to her mom, boyfriend, and principal. He can't hide his concern for her coming struggle. Gaby can be forgiven -- but the ghostwriter and the editor should really have gone through to take a look at Gaby's statements. What a brave girl to do a project so controversial.
Why must America continue to dehumanize blacks? What do you think of shows like Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant? There are parents and few friends saying this book isn't appropriate for my kids my age. A young girl with such ambition and need to find a reaction drew me to read this book. In spite of her high gpa, and ambition, the world automatically though that she was doomed to repeat history. I really love and adore Gaby. For a high school reader, I'd give it two stars. Gabby spent a lot of time thinking through how she would physically change if expecting, but she didn't factor in the emotional changes and toll the project would take. It's to be noted that I've never written a review.
What she learned changed her life forever'and made international headlines in the process. What made our senior year so special was that our sport that we loved doing was finally being announced a sport by everyone else! This is a really great and inspiring story. The fact that we had so much backstory may be good to some, but to me, it was simply too much. She figured she would be gone a short time, so what could go wrong? After all, her mother and her older sisters had gotten pregnant as teenagers; from an outsider s perspective, it was practically a family tradition. If you ask me, I say her Mom did a hell of a lot right, not wrong. First, when Gaby proposed a study about teenage pregnancy.