Saturday, February 25, 2012

Review for Small Damages by Beth Kephart

Description : 
It’s senior year, and while Kenzie should be looking forward to prom and starting college in the fall, she is mourning the loss of her father. She finds solace in the one person she trusts, her boyfriend, and she soon finds herself pregnant. Kenzie’s boyfriend and mother do not understand her determination to keep the baby. She is sent to southern Spain for the summer, where she will live out her pregnancy as a cook’s assistant on a bull ranch, and her baby will be adopted by a Spanish couple. 

Alone and resentful in a foreign country, Kenzie is at first sullen and difficult. She begins to open her eyes and her heart to the beauty that is all around her and inside of her

Review : This book is amazing and real. It sometimes is slow and you are definately confused as to what is going on but it was truly an awesoem read.

The main character is Kenzie who my heart breaks for her a million times over in this book! Kenzie is an amazing character who feels everything, and it feels as if she is talking to herself and her baby all through this journey she is on. She had an amazing boyfriend, and friends, got into an awesome film school in the fall, and she finds out she is pregnant, she is scared but kind of excited picturing what the baby would look like but her mother and boyfriend don't really feel that way which breaks my heart. Her boyfriend kind of acts dumb, while her mother takes charge and sends her to Spain to have the baby and give it up for adoption she has it all set up without once asking her duaghter for her input.

As the story goes on, you can see Kenzie opening up to the grumpy old cook, and to Esteban (swoons) and you just fall in love with her even more. As she is spending her time there she gets more and more angry that she didn't speak up, that noone asked her what she wanted in this whole thing. She meets the parents her mothers friend found and truly likes them but she wants her baby and when that though finally comes out, she is a new stronger person who wants to ahve it all  (without the boy of course) and she comes to herself and actually says out loud what she wants and is happy. At the end I am confused but I think I know what will happen and felt relief at her decision.

This book truly makes you FEEL everything the character is feeling and you just want to reach through the pages hug her and tell her it will all be ok!!!! This book I recommend to everyone

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