The Pregnancy Project

Movie review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

True story about fake teen pregnancy confronts stereotypes.

NR 2012 89 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 12+

The pregnancy project

Gabby is a strong determine woman. Who grew up babysitting her nieces and nephews. Her future had already been determine by everybody who surrounds her that she will also become a teen mom or dad, just like her 9 siblings and her mom and dad had been. But she decided she did not want to follow her family footsteps and decided she would be the first in her family to not a teen dad or mom. So she decided she would pretend to be pregnant and face the consequences of how it felt to be pregnant including all the hate, disappointment, and sorrow. She made everyone feel when she announced she was pregnant. One conflict in this book is gabby against herself. Gabby had grown tired of people around her feeding her negative comments about herself to the point where she wanted to quit pretending to be pregnant and say the truth, however the other part of her said it will all be over and all of the negative comments will be used for her science project. A central theme about the book is to not let anyone decide your fate and choose your own path for the better. I think this book is really good because it remind me of my family and I, the reason it reminds me of my family and me is because my aunts and uncles never graduated from high school and it is too late for them to return to school since now they have kids but now since we are a new generation all of us plan to go more farther that just graduating high school . I recommend this book is to not let anyone decide your fate and choose your own path for the better. I recommend this book because it reminds anyone who reads it that no one tells you what you are going to do in life besides yourself.
age 10+
the pregnancy project is about a girl name gabby. She has about 8 brothers and sisters. Her mom had her first kid in 7th grade and was a teen mom. All of Gabby's brothers and sister follower there mother and be came teen mom or teen dad. All in total there where about 32 gran kids there mother had and had to watch. Gabby was about 9 And as grow up she know what was going on . because there was no father as a role model she had looked up to her brother. The day she told ever one about her and her pregnancy many people can to ask ''why''. Just because you parents did or are something dose not mean you have to follow in there foot steps

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex

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