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The First Part Last

Johnson, Angela (Book - 2003)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter.
Authors: Johnson, Angela, 1961-
Title: The first part last
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2003
Characteristics: 131 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Angela Johnson
Summary: Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter.
Awards & Distinctions: Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2004
Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2004
ISBN: 9780689849220
0689849222
Branch Call Number: y JOHNSON
Subject Headings: Teenage fathers Juvenile fiction Teenage parents Juvenile fiction Father and child Juvenile fiction Infants Juvenile fiction African Americans Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Teenage fathers
Teenage parents
Father and child
Infants
African Americans
LCCN: 2002036512
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At 16, Bobby discovers he's going to a father. His life changes so much that he says "I can tell you how it feels to be as brand new as my daughter." Ages 14-18.

Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter.

Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter.


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Dec 27, 2013
  • mawls rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A story about a high school couple who ends up getting pregnant. The chapters switch between "then" and "now". A compelling unfolding of their story told by the young man's point of view.

Oct 03, 2013
  • nlthoma rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is short yet very good. A young teenage father, Bobby, has to take responsibility for his newborn baby. He has to grow up quickly.

Dec 02, 2012
  • Heather4 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a great book. A quick and easy read, but it has a lot of depth to it. To watch Bobby go through the past and the present is compelling. He has to grow up way too soon and yet he knows that he should not have to, but he has to lay in the bed that he made. A sad book as well out being a teenage parent, but this does happen more and more in today's society. Bobby does realize his place finally in the world with Feather and does the best that he can in raising her. An amazing book. I recommend this!

Dec 14, 2011
  • Kinds rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

made me cry on the train...in a good way

Apr 29, 2011
  • nutty7688 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A wonderful book about a young man raising his daughter alone. This should be recommended for all teenagers to read.

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Dec 02, 2012
  • Heather4 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Last Part First is about a young boy, Bobby, who is 16 and just had a baby Feather with his girlfriend Nia. The book is written in two different types "then" and "now". "Then" Bobby talks about how things were before they had the baby and when they found out Nia was pregnant and the 9 months leading up to the birth of the baby. It describes, through Bobby's point of view, everything that went on between him and Nia and him and his friends and him and his parents. "Now" describes, also from Bobby's point of view" what is going on now in his life since Feather has been born. How hard it is to be a father at 16 raising a baby by yourself and still going to school and trying to have a life outside of being a father. But one question keeps coming up throughout reading the book, where is Nia? Bobby founds out what really being a father is like at such a young age and realizes she should have been more careful.

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