i-know-its-overBook Title: I Know It’s Over
Author: C.K. Kelly Martin
Number of Pages: 244
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (September 23, 2008)

Pure. Unplanned. Perfect. Those were Nick’s summer plans before Sasha stepped into the picture. With the collateral damage from his parents’ divorce still settling and Dani (his girl of the moment) up for nearly anything, complications are the last thing he needs. All that changes, though, when Nick runs into Sasha at the beach in July. Suddenly he’s neck-deep in a relationship and surprised to find he doesn’t mind in the least. But Nick’s world shifts again when Sasha breaks up with him. Then weeks later, while Nick’s still reeling from the breakup, she turns up at his doorstep and tells him she’s pregnant, and Nick finds himself struggling once more to understand the girl he can’t stop caring for, the girl who insists that it’s still over.

On Christmas Eve, Sasha shows up unexpectedly to tell Nick that she is pregnant, not that she wanted to get back together. Then the story rewinds to the beginning of how Nick and Sasha meet to when they started dating, and back to the point where the story continues. Sasha broke of the relationship because she needs space and be able to concentrate in school. He becomes overfilled with emotions of sadness, confusion, and frustration due to the breakup. When Sasha tells him that she’s pregnant, Nick is still not completely over her. He wants to have his input on the decision of his baby, but Sasha doesn’t want his opinion especially since they aren’t in a relationship anymore. Sasha is hesistant on the decision to either to have an abortation or give birth. Nick and Sasha overcome the devastation with the help of support from their friends and family, and a little from each other.

I Know It’s Over is probably the first book I have read that talks about a girl getting pregenant. However, what made this book stand out to me was that this book is in a guy point of view on the topic. I shall dote on the author’s writting skills on a commonday controversy–making me really feel for Nick and his climb through overwhelming emotions. This book made me think deeper into the words than what they just appeared to say; I thought about the reality of this. It kind of made me feel scared and heartbroken at the end of a great novel.

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