The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir
The true story of a high school senior whose faked pregnancy rocked her community and made international headlines.
It started as a school project…but turned into so much more.
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 reveals all that she learned from the experience. But more than that, Gaby’s story is about fighting stereotypes, and how one girl found the strength to come out from the shadow of low expectations to forge a bright future for herself.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Debra_Armbruster - LibraryThing
Overall, I enjoyed The Pregnancy Project, which I read for inclusion in an upcoming YA Memoir book talk. Did I always love Gaby's voice and do I feel that this is outstanding writing? No, but it was ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nancynova - LibraryThing
Bookbox; Wow! Excellent YA book. What if you faked a pregnancy, so you can collect social information about reactions of your peers, family and teachers? After all, teen pregnancy is rampant in your ... Read full review