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The Pregnancy Project

A Memoir
Rodriguez, Gaby (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"The true story of a high school senior whose faked pregnancy rocked her community and made international headlines. Growing up, Gaby Rodriguez was often told she would end up a teen mom. After all, her mother and her older sisters had gotten pregnant as teenagers...from an outsider's perspective, it was practically a family tradition. Gaby had ambitions that didn't include teen motherhood. But she wondered: How would she be treated if she "lived down" to others' expectations? Would everyone ignore the years she put into being a good student and see her as just another pregnant teen statistic with no future? These questions sparked Gaby's school project: faking her own pregnancy as a high school senior to see how her family, friends, and community would react. What she learned changed her life forever, and made international headlines in the process.In The Pregnancy Project, Gaby details how she was able to fake her own pregnancy--hiding the truth from even her siblings and boyfriend's parents--and what it was like to become an accidental overnight media sensation, trying to navigate a new world of film and book offers and talk show invitations while getting ready for the prom. But more than that, Gaby's story is about the power of stereotypes, and how one girl found the strength to come out from the shadow of low expectations to forge a bright future for herself"--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Rodriguez, Gaby
Statement of Responsibility: Gaby Rodriguez with Jenna Glatzer
Title: The pregnancy project
a memoir
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 218 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary: "The true story of a high school senior whose faked pregnancy rocked her community and made international headlines. Growing up, Gaby Rodriguez was often told she would end up a teen mom. After all, her mother and her older sisters had gotten pregnant as teenagers...from an outsider's perspective, it was practically a family tradition. Gaby had ambitions that didn't include teen motherhood. But she wondered: How would she be treated if she "lived down" to others' expectations? Would everyone ignore the years she put into being a good student and see her as just another pregnant teen statistic with no future? These questions sparked Gaby's school project: faking her own pregnancy as a high school senior to see how her family, friends, and community would react. What she learned changed her life forever, and made international headlines in the process.In The Pregnancy Project, Gaby details how she was able to fake her own pregnancy--hiding the truth from even her siblings and boyfriend's parents--and what it was like to become an accidental overnight media sensation, trying to navigate a new world of film and book offers and talk show invitations while getting ready for the prom. But more than that, Gaby's story is about the power of stereotypes, and how one girl found the strength to come out from the shadow of low expectations to forge a bright future for herself"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Headings: Stereotypes (Social psychology) Rodriguez, Gaby Pregnancy United States
Topical Term: Stereotypes (Social psychology)
Pregnancy
Additional Contributors: Glatzer, Jenna
LCCN: 2011038862
ISBN: 9781442446229
1442446226
Branch Call Number: 306.8743 R
Research Call Number: JFD 13-4134
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Jul 09, 2014
  • sheindy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

THIS ACCOUNT OF A TEENAGED GIRLS FAKED PREGNANCY FOR HER SCHOOL PROJECT IS SIMPLY ASTOUNDING
A MUST READ FOR GIRLS AS YOUNG AS 9........

May 08, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Gaby decides to do her senior project on teenage pregnancy and how the reactions and expectations of peers, teachers, family members, and community members affect the pregnant teen and her vision of her future. The first few chapters seemed a little blah but by the time Gaby did her presentation and revealed her non-pregnant state, I had tears in my eyes. I agree that once a teen is pregnant, her family and community should help her realize that she does not need to give up on her future dreams. It might (will) be more difficult but everything is still possible.

May 25, 2012
  • Blue_Bookworm rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It has a wonderful topic that should go for many age groups. I enjoyed this book and recomend it to my friends.

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