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This little thing with the perfect face and hands doing nothing but counting on me. And me wanting nothing else but to run crying into my own mom's room and have her do the whole thing.

It's not going to happen....

Bobby is your classic

This little thing with the perfect face and hands doing nothing but counting on me. And me wanting nothing else but to run crying into my own mom's room and have her do the whole thing.

It's not going to happen....

Bobby is your classic urban teenaged boy -- impulsive, eager, restless. On his sixteenth birthday he gets some news from his girlfriend, Nia, that changes his life forever. She's pregnant. Bobby's going to be a father. Suddenly things like school and house parties and hanging with friends no longer seem important as they're replaced by visits to Nia's obstetrician and a social worker who says that the only way for Nia and Bobby to lead a normal life is to put their baby up for adoption.

With powerful language and keen insight, Johnson looks at the male side of teen pregnancy as she delves into one young man's struggle to figure out what "the right thing" is and then to do it. No matter what the cost.

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Ha scritto il 17/12/08
I read it two or three years ago, but had forgotten the details. This time I listened to the cassette. The first three-quarters of the book I was thinking, "Why didn't he just give the baby up for adoption. Is it so great to want to take care of your ...Continua
Ha scritto il 05/03/07
I have been meaning to read this book for quite a while and just got around to it because we are reading it in September for book club. I enjoyed Johnson's novel. It definately was well written, however, I'm not sure I understand the title. I can't w ...Continua

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