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Girls on the VergeA powerful timely coming of age story about a young woman from Texas who goes on a road trip with two friends to get an abortion from award winning author Sharon Biggs WallerCamille couldn't be having a better summer But on the very night she learns she got into a prestigious theater program she also finds out she’s preg An important timely and well written story about a woman's right to chooseIMPORTANT NOTE I AM EXTREMELY PRO CHOICE AND MY REVIEW REFLECTS THIS IF YOU DO NOT AGREE THEN PLEASE STOP READING AND DO NOT COMMENT Camille a teenager living in Texas found out that she was pregnant on the same night that she found out that she had got into an amazing theatre programme She couldn't tell her parents her best friend reacted badly to the news so she had to try to face it all alone Everything and everyone was against her Camille then at her most vulnerable reached out to Annabelle a girl she barely knew to help her get an abortion At the last moment her best friend Bea changed her mind and decided to go with them on the roadtripI loved this audiobook It was really engaging from the word go I could tell that it was based on actual facts and Sharon Biggs Waller explained it all in the author's note at the end She also listed organisations and their contact details to help you if you are in a similar situation to CamilleThe characters were so authentic and real I loved Camille and so wanted to reach out and help her I loved the friendships that were formed and cemented with Annabelle and Bea during the road trip Despite the heavy and sensitive topic the book was fun and had girls supporting each other despite their differences Yess 🙌The girls were so funny and adorable I just wanted to protect them all I applaud Sharon Biggs Waller for nailing such an important issue whilst still creating such a great story 👍 👍 👍 However I hated the judgement that Camille faced The revolting attitudes It made me so angry disgusted and sadNow I'm not American I live in the UK We have a wide range of contraceptives available from multiple places here They are free through the NHS I do like how Girls on the Verge discussed that birth control is not 100% effective but the truth is if contraceptives are freely available then there is less unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections In the book Camille had to order condoms online The pregnancy tests were locked up needing the pharmacist's permission to buy That's crazy I remember seeing condoms locked up in glass cases when I visited the USA and thought WTAF That's going to be off putting to so many people The reason that this book attracted my attention is because of all the law changes currently happening to do with women's body and sexual health in the USA Yes it has even made it onto our news over here In the UK abortion is legal everywhere except in NI The abortion act in 1967 made it possible to legally have an abortion up to 23 weeks and 6 days into a pregnancy and only beyond that for medical reasons In the UK 1 in 3 women have an abortion in their lifetime In the USA 1 in 4 women will have one by age 45 Making it illegal will not change that It will just drive women to desperate measures and put them in dangerous situations like CamilleIn this country you can get an abortion in 3 different ways You can contact an abortion provider directly get a referral through you doctor or go to a family planningcontraceptionsexual health clinic The whole process will not take than 2 weeks from your initial appointment up until your abortion That is why I found this book so shocking The things that Camille had to go through to get to the point of driving to the border for an abortion were appalling I hate to think of anyone going through any of that let alone a young girl Imagine if that were your daughter niece sister granddaughter or friend The current US laws on abortion seem to moving and changing so uickly This book was based on Texas in 2014 but since then Alabama has introduced ridiculous laws so obviously made by men who do not understand pregnancy Bottom line is that a woman should be able to decide what she does with her body and I cannot believe we are still having this conversation in 2019 Why are women still having to march for the rights to their own bodies in the 21st century I understand that people have their own so called pro life opinions on this matter but do they have to shove it down other people's throats The people who stand outside planned parenthood are deplorable As if women who are going there aren't going through enough Abortion isn't a decision that people make lightly and no one knows what other people have been or are going through Frankly it's no one else's businessIn Girls on the Verge Camille was spoken to and treated so badly She was harshly judged slut shamed and had no rights The protesters fake clinics and the people in positions of power giving incorrect facts about pregnancy and abortion made me sick It truly made me angry and so so very sad for her Nevertheless this book was empowering full of hope and had a wonderful ending and I'm so glad I read it Camille was such a strong and determined young ladyYoung people should definitely read this In fact everyone should We need to be talking about sex birth control abortion and shouldn't be shaming people Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about Be kind Always Brad Meltzer

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Nant She definitely can’t tell her parents And her best friend Bea doesn’t agree with the decision Camille has madeCamille is forced to try to solve her problem alone and the system is very much working against her At her most vulnerable Camille reaches out to Annabelle Ponsonby a girl she only barely knows from the th 45 stars WOW; this is such a necessary book

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read reader ´ Girls on the Verge ↠ Hardcover Ø A powerful timely coming of age story about a young woman from Texas who goes on a road trip with two friends to get an abortion from award winning author Sharon Biggs WallerCamille couldn't be having a better summer But on the very night she learns she got into a prestigious Eater Happily Annabelle agrees to drive her wherever she needs to go And in a last minute change of heart Bea decides to come withGirls on the Verge is an incredibly timely novel about a woman’s right to choose Sharon Biggs Waller brings to life a narrative that has to continue to fight for its right to be told and honor Trigger warnings abortion restrictive access to abortion misogyny car accident slut shaming pro life bullshit sanctimonious religious bullshit 45 stars This book was amazing and heartbreaking This book was also rage inducing Basically it's the story of a teenage girl living in Texas who's gotten pregnant and wants to get an abortion Texas being Texas that access is incredibly restricted and she's forced to go on a roadtrip to try and sort things out This is I think a very important book for showing how restricting reproductive rights at one point she can't even buy a pregnancy test because the male pharmacist gets all As a Christian and a father I'd be horrified if anyone sold my daughter a pregnancy test so I won't sell you one doesn't actually stop abortion and instead just drives women to and desperate ends The author is very frank about the difference that abortion has made in her own life and I love that she included that at the end of the novel My one small gripe is that it's a VERY short book and I wish it was 50 100 pages longer than it is so that the story didn't feel so rushed at times In short this book made me want to stab things but it was also amazing Do with that information what you will