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 Waller.
Camille 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 pregnant. She definitely can’t tell her parents. And her best friend, Bea, doesn’t agree with the decision Camille has made.
Camille 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 theater. Happily, Annabelle agrees to drive her wherever she needs to go. And in a last-minute change of heart, Bea decides to come with.
Girls 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 honored.
Girls on the Verge by Shannon Biggs Waller is a coming of age story about a young girl and her journey to get an abortion on a road trip with her two best friends.
I really enjoyed this book and the topics it covers. It covers a character who is abstinence and two who have sex. It talks about how some girls just want to lose their virginity. I love that the overwhelming theme is girls supporting girls even when their beliefs don’t match up and looking past it to support one another. This was a fun story to read even though it tackles heavy topics. It shows us what women and girls go through to get an abortion. It made me feel a lot of things, and wish that us as women go through. I really enjoyed that when Bea didn’t understand something or anyone else didn’t she would say “I’ll Google it!” or even if they were curious. Even when they just needed to research some things too. The exchanges between the three girls Camillie, Annabelle, and Bea felt so real, made me feel like I wasn’t reading a work of fiction. I read this as an ebook but I want to get myself a physical copy.
“I look like I’ve been through a battle and I lived to talk about it.”