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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

In Trouble (YA)


In Trouble (YA)

This book takes place in the 1950s.  Jamie's father has been recently released from prison for being considered a Communist during the McCarthy trials.  Jamie's friend Elaine becomes pregnant by her older boyfriend, Neil.  Jamie tries to help Elaine by gathering names and numbers of doctors who will help young girls "in trouble".  What Jamie is not telling people is that she was recently raped and is also trying to help herself.  This book tells of the limited options girls and women had in that time period and how they were viewed by society.  This was a quick read, but this book had a lot to it.    I would recommend it to HS girls.

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