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Angel's Choice by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

January 8th, 2007 (06:52 pm)
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With the summer winding down, the back-to-school party gets out of control for at least one girl. Bored and lonely, Angel ends up talking to a boy. Taking a drink. Zoning out. Having a lapse in judgment. Later, when she discovers she is pregnant, she can no longer deny what happened that night.

Faced with the biggest decision of her young life, Angel considers many options: having an abortion, going through with the pregnancy then giving the baby up for adoption, postponing college to raise the baby as a single teenage mother. She knows that no matter what choice she makes, her life will change forever.

ANGEL'S CHOICE, Lauren Baratz-Logsted's first teen fiction novel, is never too preachy nor too predictable. The story covers nearly a year in Angel's life and allows readers to walk in her shoes. As she makes her way through the familiar halls of high school and home, Angel's classmates whisper to each other, her friends are alternately there and not there for her, and her parents struggle to come to terms with their daughter's choice.

The author tackles the delicate subject of teen pregnancy with realism. Most importantly, she allows Angel retain her dignity throughout the story. This book is recommended to adult women and teenagers. If you like a touching story, if you watch the better-quality Lifetime movies, or if you read Lurlene McDaniel stories, you ought to discover ANGEL'S CHOICE.

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Comments

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: June 8th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
Teenagers

This book sounds really interesting and I want to read it especially abour the teenage pregnancy problem which the author talks about because I'm doing a survey about it.
Cara Fletcher
http://www.womensmaternity.com

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground )
Posted at: June 9th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)

Nice to meet you, Cara.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 25th, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC)
Great Book

It is a great book. You should enjoy it.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground )
Posted at: October 25th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Great Book

:)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: November 2nd, 2007 12:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Great Book

It is a great book. I read it for school for a project. It only took me two days to read.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground )
Posted at: November 2nd, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Great Book

That's very cool. I hope you enjoyed the project as well.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: November 9th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
the book angels choice

This book is so good that I read it in 2 days and I hate too read that is how good this book is. This book made me think of a lot of thing and things that I have done in the past that I have had to regret like she does! I mean how many teens gone to a party and got drunk and made bad decisions like have sex, drive, or just do other stupid things? There is not one person I know that’s never done anything stupid while being drunk. There are just people that haven't had to go through the things Angel has too but then again there are people like that out there and I think that every teen should read this book so they know how serious this is! I am a sophomore in high school and I was doing things that are stupid at parties and I am just so happy (I guess that is the word to say) that I didn’t get pregnant and never got caught I mean what would my friends and staff say? How mad and disappointed would my parents be? I mean think about these questions before going to a party and running off with a guy. Rubbers don’t always work and neither does the pill be careful please don’t bring a baby in this world that you cant take responsibilities for.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: November 9th, 2007 08:58 pm (UTC)
Re: the book angels choice

wow that does sound like a great book and i like your insight on that staff you said and i had my daughter (16) read it and think about what she would do if she got pregnant.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground )
Posted at: November 9th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
Re: the book angels choice

Glad that you and your daughter have read and discussed it!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground )
Posted at: November 9th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
Re: the book angels choice

It sounds as if the book really resonated with you. I'm glad that it caught your attention, and I hope it encourages you to read even more!

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: January 28th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
Re: the book angels choice

I read this book and I found it too be very surprising and it had a amazing story line. I was really hoping their would be a movie version of the book. I couldn't set the book done not even for a minute.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground )
Posted at: January 28th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
Re: the book angels choice

Glad that you enjoyed it that much.

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