Saturday, August 15, 2009

Review: I Know It's Over by C.K Martin

Title: I Know It's Over
Author: C.K Martin
Publisher:Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 256
Rating: 4.5/5

Pure. Perfect. Unplanned. Those were Nick’s summer plans before Sasha stepped into the picture. With the collateral damage from his parents’ divorce still settling and Dani (his girl of the moment) up for nearly anything, complications are the last thing he needs. All that changes, though, when Nick runs into Sasha at the beach in July. Suddenly he’s neck-deep in a relationship and surprised to find he doesn’t mind in the least. But Nick’s world shifts again when Sasha breaks up with him. Then, weeks later, while Nick’s still reeling from the breakup, she turns up at his doorstep and tells him she’s pregnant. Nick finds himself struggling once more to understand the girl he can’t stop caring for, the girl who insists that it’s still over.

I read the synopsis of this book, and was automatically drawn in. He wants to live through summer taking it easy and hanging out. That's all planned out, but meeting Sasha wasn't. Suddenly he's in a relationship, the whole deal. Then after Sasha breaks up with him, a week later she tells him she's pregant. And it all goes downhill from there.

I liked the fact that this was in Nick's point of view, and not Sasha's. Most young adult titles that I read that have to deal with pregnacy are written through the girl's perspective. So we go to see what the guy actually thinks. A really liked that fact. Sasha's pregency isn't the only problem that Nick has to deal with, he's got his parent's divorce as well. He went through each of them realistically, as do all the other characters.

Speaking of the characters, each were developed really good. They were realistic in every way possible, and I'm glad to say so! I didn't have any problem with relating to the characters, and that's meant in a good way and not a bad? Did that make sense? They were relateable, as people. Ahh you get the point.

There are a lot of issues that swirl around in this novel. There's the main idea which this book is surrounded with, which is teen pregnacny and what to do about it. But it doesn't stick with that, there's also dealing with being gay and taking the harshness from a parent. And lastly, what it's like to be a kid dealing with a divroce.

Overall, C.K Martin's debut novel is a hit. Although it was heartbreaking how it ended, it was all good. Martin does a very good job at putting a teen pregancy novel through the eyes of the guy. It's a light, heartfelt, and just a great book. Do me a favor? Go read this book, you'll love it!

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