Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan

Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan is a piece of writing that can inspire girls. It is similar to the shows Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant that appear on MTV. 

Eleanor is 16 years old when she gets pregnant by her boyfriend, Lam. They soon get married after both families find out about the pregnancy and they live in a camp house that Lam’s parents offered them. Eleanor has to deal with many of Lam’s mistakes after they are married just so she can be with him. She is willing to stick with him as long as he shows some affection toward her. 

When their baby is born, however, Lam is nowhere near enough to see the birth. She is left alone with a baby who has been detected to have Down’s Syndrome. Her parents are constantly telling her she wouldn't be a good mother and she should think of adoption. In my point of view, her decision is inspiring because, although she is alone, she is still willing to keep the baby. She doesn't have a job, a house, a car or money but with a child in her life now she is willing to overcome any obstacles in the way of her and her baby’s  happiness. 

If you’re interested in finding out where she finally got to work (after only ten days of searching for a job), earn money and find a place to stay, read Pregnant Pause.
Casy E.

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