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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Small Damages is Simply Nerdy

Small Damages by Beth Kephart is scheduled for release on July 19th, 2012 from Philomel

It’s senior year, and while Kenzie should be looking forward to prom and starting college in the fall, she is mourning the loss of her father. She finds solace in the one person she trusts, her boyfriend, and she soon finds herself pregnant. Kenzie’s boyfriend and mother do not understand her determination to keep the baby. She is sent to southern Spain for the summer, where she will live out her pregnancy as a cook’s assistant on a bull ranch, and her baby will be adopted by a Spanish couple. 
Alone and resentful in a foreign country, Kenzie is at first sullen and difficult. She begins to open her eyes and her heart to the beauty that is all around her and inside of her.
The cover is very pretty, first of all. Very, very pretty. There's something so simple about oranges, or any fruit really, on the cover of a book. Think Peaches. It just tells you something. I'm not sure what it tells you, exactly, but I'll let you know when I do. 

Also, ever since Hooked I've been on the look out for other teen pregnancy novels that I might like. (If you haven't read Hooked, read it while you're waiting for this one. You won't regret it.) I figure I might as well give this one a chance--it might surprise me. 

And Spain! Come on. I clearly support the whole travel thing, what with studying abroad for six months in Italy starting next month (45 days!), and I've always wanted to go to Spain. Especially on a bull ranch, I'm sure there will be a ton of great cultural aspects. It should be fantastic.  


1 comment:

Beth Kephart said...

I love your interest in this. Thank you for that!


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