The First Part Last

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
The First Part Last Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 14+

A realistic look at being a teen parent.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 33 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Community Reviews

age 17+
i luv it cause it bring ppl 2 think about what they doing in how they can be affect it. I luv Bobby cause he step up to his manly duties n took his responsiblity like a man. IS THEIR A PART TWO FOR THIS BOOK CAUSE I LUV TO READ IT. THAKS FOR WRITING THIS BOOK THANKS

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 13+
I read this book and many others like it in middle school. Its realistic drama, and a great read for tweens who like T.V Shows like Degrassi!

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • November Blues Poster Image

    November Blues

    Gritty, honest look at teen pregnancy. Teens and up.

    age 13+
  • Jumping Off Swings Poster Image

    Jumping Off Swings

    Fast-moving coming-of-age tale with sex and consequences.

    age 16+
  • Almost Alice Poster Image

    Almost Alice

    Next chapter in popular series deals with teen pregnancy.

    age 14+
  • Slam Poster Image


    An honest look at teen pregnancy from boy's point of view.

    age 14+

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate