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Friday, April 9, 2010

I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin

Author: C.K. Kelly Martin
Published: September 2008
Source: The Library
Synopsis from goodreads:
PURE. UNPLANNED. PERFECT. Those were Nick’s summer plans before Sasha stepped into the picture. With the collateral damage from his parents’ divorce still settling and Dani (his girl of the moment) up for nearly anything, complications are the last thing he needs. All that changes, though, when Nick runs into Sasha at the beach in July. Suddenly he’s neck-deep in a relationship and surprised to find he doesn’t mind in the least. But Nick’s world shifts again when Sasha breaks up with him. Then, weeks later, while Nick’s still reeling from the breakup, she turns up at his doorstep and tells him she’s pregnant. Nick finds himself struggling once more to understand the girl he can’t stop caring for, the girl who insists that it’s still over.

I Know It's Over is the second book about teenage pregnancy from a guy's perspective that I've read (the first Slam by Nick Hornby), and I enjoyed this one more. I'm sure that there are people who would disagree, but in my opinion this one is better. 

I think that part of the reason is that Nick seemed like a very real guy to me. His actions didn't seem forced and some of the things that he did he really didn't have an explanation for. Isn't that true in real life? I also liked how even though this book had teenage pregnancy in it, it wasn't about teenage pregnancy. It was about the relationship between Nick and Sasha, and pregnancy happened to be a part of it. 

One thing that I didn't really like about it was that sometimes the scene changes were a little confusing. One sentence they were in a car, the next they were out and the only thing to suggest that was a little sentence in between. Somehow I've made a habit of sometimes skipping those little sentences (I know, I know) and there were quite a few times when I really wasn't sure where the characters were. 

Overall this book is the best book with teenage pregnancy in it that I've read.  I think that even if you don't think that you'll like it just because it has pregnancy in it, you will. 

Characters: 9/10
Plot: 9/10
Writing: 8/10
Originality: 9/10
Ending: 9/10
Overall: 44/50 B+
Title/Cover: 4/5 I like the title, and the cover's all right, but something about it just doesn't click with me.


  1. Cool! I don't believe I've ever read a book like this that's from the guy's point of view. I'm curious to see how that goes.

  2. Looks really good! I might pick it up soon!

  3. I agree that this is one of the better books on teenage pregnancy that I've read. I also loved that it was told through a male perspective. The characters were super authentic which I loved also. Great review. :)

  4. I read quite a few pages of this on Amazon's site and I'm hooked! I really, really need to hurry up and get it so I can read the rest. :-)


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