Monday, August 20, 2012
Book Review: A Baby of Her Own by Brenda Novak
Cue one night stand.
Cue magical pregnancy.
Etc. etc. vomit gross eww.
Not only was this book so contrived and predictable some parts were just downright strangely offensive. Case in point - Connor's uncles have never liked him because he was a "rape baby." Yes, you did read that right. Those two particular words appeared at least a dozen times in the book. Also when referring to Connor's mother, Novak is sure to remind the reader over and over again that she was adopted. For a while I thought maybe we would learn more about the rape or adoption but you never do. I guess it was just an easy way to show how illegitimate Connor was to his family. Doubly unwanted. Super duper offensive.
Anyway I read this so now you don't have to. You're welcome!
Posted by Alb Mom at 9:35 AM