The Pregnancy Project by Gaby Rodriguez and Jenna Glatzer is the true story of a high school student who faked her pregnancy for her senior project in order to start a discussion on teen pregnancy and stereotypes. Gaby Rodriguez told very few people that her pregnancy was faked in order to take a more realistic look on how pregnant teens are treated.
The Pregnancy Project is broken into three sections. The first section gives a detailed look into Gaby’s upbringing, home life and family history. She explains how her family history led her to choose this project. The section section looks at how Gaby faked the pregnancy and what her life was like while she was “pregnant” and how her family, friends, peers and teachers treated her. The third section looks at what happened after her big reveal.
The Pregnancy Project was a fascinating story. Gaby Rodriguez put a lot of thought into this project and it is amazing that she chose to go through with this project, even as she faced negative attention from many people including her family. This book gives an eye opening look into what many teen parents must face, and the lack of support that they may receive. Rodriguez worked with Jenna Glatzner to write this book and it’s well written. There is a teen voice to the writing and you really get a personal look into Rodriguez’s life before, during, and after the project. It flows very well between the three sections and the writing isn’t choppy or disjointed as some books written by two authors are.
I give The Pregnancy Project 5/5 stars.