Trouble by Non PrattSo much better than I expected.
Goodreads: When the entire high school finds out that Hannah Shepard is pregnant via her ex-best friend, she has a full-on meltdown in her backyard. The one witness (besides the rest of the world): Aaron Tyler, a transfer student and the only boy who doesn’t seem to want to get into Hannah’s pants. Confused and scared, Hannah needs someone to be on her side. Wishing to make up for his own past mistakes, Aaron does the unthinkable and offers to pretend to be the father of Hannah’s unborn baby. Even more unbelievable, Hannah hears herself saying “yes.”
Firstly let me just say that I am so glad I listened to the audiobook version of this story! The audiobook has two different narrators for the different perspectives within the novel and it worked so well. Usually I am not a fan of people putting on voices for different characters but using two different readers gave this novel something special.
For me I feel that sex and swearing in young adult novels is very rare and if it is present it is usually brushed over very quickly. Now this novel isn’t full of fowl mouths and erotica but Non Pratt isn’t afraid to talk about sex. Sex is something that happens in life and the age at which people start having sex tends to be a lot younger than what we hear about in literature and I really did appreciate the way Non Pratt tackled the subject of sex.
The friendships and school life within this novel were also brilliantly done. It is very rare that you find a young adult novel with a realistic school friendship/situation. The bitchyness and the fall outs felt real and like something I have seen in high school.
The one thing I didn’t like about this novel was the parents. I felt they were very understanding towards the teenage pregnancy aspect of this book, and although this is the idea situation for most people, having understanding parents isn’t always the case. The pregnancy itself seemed to be a walk in the park and there weren’t any problems encountered along the way which was boring and unrealistic.
Overall though I thought this book was brilliant and I would highly recommend you read it, and would even suggest trying the audiobook instead of a physical book.
Have you read Trouble by Non Pratt? What did you think?