Book review by Mary Cosola, Common Sense Media
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age 14+

Road-trip-to-abortion tale is touching comedy of errors.

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age 15+

Based on 1 review

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age 16+

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age 15+

Preposterous sitcom-like treatment about a tragic situation

This is a ridiculous treatment of a serious subject, with a string of "adventures" that is a pretty shallow treatment of a very deep and complex problem for a teenager to have. Not to mention that teenage relationships seldom survive this decision. I had an abortion in the 70s, when I was 18 and a junior in college. I knew that was the choice I would make from the get-go. I have never actually regretted the decision, and I have known several young women who shared their similar experiences with me. I knew that my parents, and probably his, would have pressed us into marriage. I knew this would be disastrous. I lived, at the time, in of all places, Columbia, Mo. I know the state has become ridiculously more redneck about this in recent days, but the business of having to travel 2,000 miles to get a legal abortion without parental consent is a lame contrivance, not to mention all these things happening in a long weekend. I have never had any doubt that I was protecting the family that I wanted to have when I was more of an adult. I consider abortion a religious freedom issue--if it's against your religion, you are free not to have one. And if my faith has a different view than yours, I should be free to exercise a different faith without interference from yours. The procedure itself is treated almost like the protagonist is getting a mole removed. Regardless of the circumstances, it's not something you do casually, and I think this is a ridiculous treatment for something this tragic.

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