Girls Like Us

Girls Like Us

Set in the summer of 1972, this moving YA historical novel is narrated by teen girls from different backgrounds with one thing in common: Each girl is dealing with pregnancy.
Four teenage girls. Four different stories. What they all have in common is that they’re dealing with unplanned pregnancies.

In rural Georgia, Izella is wise beyond her years, but burdened with the responsibility of her older sister, Ola, who has found out she’s pregnant. Their young neighbor, Missippi, is also pregnant, but doesn’t fully understand the extent of her predicament. When her father sends her to Chicago to give birth, she meets the final narrator, Susan, who is white and the daughter of an anti-choice senator.

Randi Pink masterfully weaves four lives into a larger story – as timely as ever – about a woman’s right to choose her future.

Title:Girls Like Us
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250155856
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    Girls Like Us Reviews

  • Cristina Monica

    This is the emotional tale of four girls who must each deal with unplanned pregnancies. It’s also a scary story, because it takes place during the summer of 1972, before abortion was decriminalized....

  • Dylan

    3 stars.I guess this just....wasn't what I wanted/was expecting.I thought this book was going to focus on abortion, since the synopsis says that it's so timely, but its hardly spoken about? It says th...

  • Bookishrealm

    Update! Here’s my full review: https://bookishrealmreviews.blogspot....Damn.......

  • The Nerd Daily

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Teralyn MitchellGirls Like Us was a masterpiece that weaved the stories of four girls dealing with unexpected pregnancies in the summer of 1972. This...

  • Melanie (TBR and Beyond)

    Second 2019 YA book I've seen so far that is dealing with this topic and all I can say is.... It's about damn time!...

  • Michelle

    Good book...

  • Lost in Book Land

    Welcome Back!I know it's been a little while, I know what my posting goals were, however, I took a small break for a few reasons. First, due to mental health, I was feeling a bit down and I just neede...

  • Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ?

    Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Netgalley, Feiwel & Friends, and RockStar Book Tours for this free copy.So...

  • ??Beth??

    Powerful and timely.No Spoilers Young girls dealing with unexpected pregnancy prior to Roe vs Wade. A fast paced and emotional read with relatable characters....

  • Jamie

    (4.5) This book physically and narratively embodies the Shakespeare quote "though she be but little, she is fierce." It's short and concise but full of pain and joy and beauty as we read about these g...