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At the age of fifteen, Sam Jones's girlfriend gets pregnant and Sam's life of skateboarding and daydreaming about Tony Hawk changes drastically.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007.
ISBN: 9780399250484
Call Number: HORNBY
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 24 cm
Subjects: Hawk, Tony -- Fiction.
Young adults -- Fiction.
Teenage fathers -- Fiction.
Teenage parents -- Fiction.
Infants -- Fiction.
Skateboarding -- Fiction.
England -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.


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Nov 02, 2018

Nick Hornby keeps the reader interested throughout the book by telling his adventurous story. He meets a girl and makes some bad choices, then runs away from them. It’s the story of his life and it will teach you life lessons. I really liked the book because it reached out to me and pulled me into the story. His mom and dad had him when they were 17 years old, and that changed his life forever. I haven’t read any more of his books yet but I will definitely read more of them. This is the first book that I’ve read with this theme and I loved it so much. I would recommend Young Adults for this book because of the images it creates as you read. This book can be read by 13-year-olds and up. If you like suspense then this book is for you.

ChristchurchTeens Sep 24, 2014

Really enjoyable read, about a teenager boy who becomes a father, and looks at his relationships with his parents (who are no longer together, and who were also teenage parents), the mother of his child, her parents, and his idol, Tony Hawk. Not just for boys.

May 10, 2011

I started this book with high hopes and quickly ran out of steam. I keep reading Nick Hornby's books because I liked "High Fidelity" so much and after reading this one, I think I'm done. The premise was good but I quickly became disinterested in the outcome which may have been because I never developed an attachement to the characters and the constant forward and back in time style of writing left me feeling irritated. Overall, not a book I enjoyed.

crankylibrarian Apr 22, 2011

Nick Hornby's skill at depicting the inner life of inarticulate boy-men is particularly poignant in this story of a teenage skateboard enthusiast who gets his girlfriend pregnant.


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