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SLOTAT is a beautifully written, powerful young adult novel is compelling in its artistry, a true tour de force of comic elements combined with heartfelt drama. It's John Green meets Lurlene McDaniel, with humor and angst. The main characters, Amy and Ricky, are nuanced and fully realized. The sweeping depiction of teen parenthood is pitch-perfect, unflinching in its portrayal of teen sexuality. It is truly thought-provoking as it examines modern day families and friendships. The lyrical language of SLOTAT is at once readable and riveting. Despite Amy getting pregnant her first time having sex, and Ricky's bad boy background, SLOTAT is cliche free. It is also timely, reflecting current stories of pregnant teens in the news. In the tradition of "message books," this haunting story of people struggling to do the right thing is unputdownable. At times, the plots were simply stunning, if not epic. A riveting tale for any reader. That said, your Twilight fans may not want something this gritty.
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