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The Pregnancy Project

A Memoir
Rodriguez, Gaby (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"The true story of a high school senior whose faked pregnancy rocked her community and made international headlines. Growing up, Gaby Rodriguez was often told she would end up a teen mom. After all, her mother and her older sisters had gotten pregnant as teenagers...from an outsider's perspective, it was practically a family tradition. Gaby had ambitions that didn't include teen motherhood. But she wondered: How would she be treated if she "lived down" to others' expectations? Would everyone ignore the years she put into being a good student and see her as just another pregnant teen statistic with no future? These questions sparked Gaby's school project: faking her own pregnancy as a high school senior to see how her family, friends, and community would react. What she learned changed her life forever, and made international headlines in the process.In The Pregnancy Project, Gaby details how she was able to fake her own pregnancy--hiding the truth from even her siblings and boyfriend's parents--and what it was like to become an accidental overnight media sensation, trying to navigate a new world of film and book offers and talk show invitations while getting ready for the prom. But more than that, Gaby's story is about the power of stereotypes, and how one girl found the strength to come out from the shadow of low expectations to forge a bright future for herself"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Rodriguez, Gaby
Title: The pregnancy project
a memoir
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers, 2012
Characteristics: 218 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glatzer
Summary: "The true story of a high school senior whose faked pregnancy rocked her community and made international headlines. Growing up, Gaby Rodriguez was often told she would end up a teen mom. After all, her mother and her older sisters had gotten pregnant as teenagers...from an outsider's perspective, it was practically a family tradition. Gaby had ambitions that didn't include teen motherhood. But she wondered: How would she be treated if she "lived down" to others' expectations? Would everyone ignore the years she put into being a good student and see her as just another pregnant teen statistic with no future? These questions sparked Gaby's school project: faking her own pregnancy as a high school senior to see how her family, friends, and community would react. What she learned changed her life forever, and made international headlines in the process.In The Pregnancy Project, Gaby details how she was able to fake her own pregnancy--hiding the truth from even her siblings and boyfriend's parents--and what it was like to become an accidental overnight media sensation, trying to navigate a new world of film and book offers and talk show invitations while getting ready for the prom. But more than that, Gaby's story is about the power of stereotypes, and how one girl found the strength to come out from the shadow of low expectations to forge a bright future for herself"-- Provided by publisher.
Additional Contributors: Glatzer, Jenna
ISBN: 1442446242
9781442446243
1442446226
9781442446229
Branch Call Number: y 306.8743 R6965p 2012
Subject Headings: Rodriguez, Gaby Stereotypes (Social psychology) Juvenile literature Teenage pregnancy United States Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Stereotypes (Social psychology)
Teenage pregnancy
LCCN: 2011038862
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Jul 09, 2014
  • sheindy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

THIS ACCOUNT OF A TEENAGED GIRLS FAKED PREGNANCY FOR HER SCHOOL PROJECT IS SIMPLY ASTOUNDING
A MUST READ FOR GIRLS AS YOUNG AS 9........

May 08, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Gaby decides to do her senior project on teenage pregnancy and how the reactions and expectations of peers, teachers, family members, and community members affect the pregnant teen and her vision of her future. The first few chapters seemed a little blah but by the time Gaby did her presentation and revealed her non-pregnant state, I had tears in my eyes. I agree that once a teen is pregnant, her family and community should help her realize that she does not need to give up on her future dreams. It might (will) be more difficult but everything is still possible.

May 25, 2012
  • Blue_Bookworm rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It has a wonderful topic that should go for many age groups. I enjoyed this book and recomend it to my friends.

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