Monday, September 7, 2015

What you left behind

By:Jessica Verdi
Location: FIC VER
Genre: Cancer, death and single Dads!

This reminds of of All the Bright Places x Fault in our Stars!

It’s all Ryden’s fault. If he hadn’t gotten Meg pregnant, she would have never stopped her chemo treatments and would still be alive. Instead, he’s failing fatherhood one dirty diaper at a time. And it’s not like he’s had time to grieve while struggling to care for their infant daughter, start his senior year, and earn the soccer scholarship he needs to go to college.

The one person who makes Ryden feel like his old self is Joni. She’s fun and energetic—and doesn’t know he has a baby. But the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to keep his two worlds separate. Finding one of Meg’s journals only stirs up old emotions, and Ryden’s convinced Meg left other notebooks for him to find, some message to help his new life make sense. But how is he going to have a future if he can’t let go of the past?

Hate it or love it... or somewhere in the middle, Jessica Verdi packs in big issues worth looking at...
Teenage Pregnancy
Teenage cancer
Teenage cancer with pregnancy
To abort or not to abort
Birth control .... The truth that nobody is talking about
Lies .....The lies that nobody is talking about 
Under age parenting
Single -underage dad 
Parents and grandparents... What's their responsibility -- their role?
......and how might grandparents from both sides of the child, interact? Be of support? Does an underage dead girl's parents have any responsibility towards a baby who died by her before she was born? If so... I sure as hell didn't see anyone step forward. 
Financial concerns, work, education, household chores, food prep, hobbies, sports, friendships, 'love interests' ....[how do all these things help raise a child].... 
What the to do when you are being pull in a zillion different directions? 
AND... 
Still yet to come: is another hidden secret which may be 'most' important topic to talk 
about...(but to say, would be too big of a spoiler). 

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