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Slam July 18, 2009

Posted by Aubri in Dating, Pregnancy, Slow Plot, week 5.
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Slam by Nick Hornby
This book was okay but got kind of slow and weird at some points. It is written from the point of view of a 16 year old guy named Sam. Sam’s mom had him when she was only 16 and Sam has had to live with having his many of his neighbors and friends looking down on him because of it. Then Sam meets Alicia. They began going out but they spend most of their time in her bedroom. Just as things start to be working out Sam finds out that Alicia is pregnant. Sam tries to hide from the truth, embarassed because he did exactly what his mom did but his Tony Hawk poster sends him into the future (Sam often talks to his poster and the poster talks back). Sam is able to see what his future will be like but is it enough to make him go back and help Alicia through the pregnancy?