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Small Damages

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Luminous story of pregnant teen's summer in Spain.

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This could well have been a minefield of clichés and preachiness, like so many other books involving teen pregnancy, but Beth Kephart creates characters and events that feel right and ring true. Just as in real life, people are complicated, not just personifications of good or bad; even as Kevin abandons her and their child, Kenzie remembers all the great things he did that used to make her happy. Kephart's colorful descriptions of Seville and the Spanish countryside, as seen through Kenzie's eyes, reveal her unabashed love for the place.

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