Friday, August 21, 2009

Book Review: Even Now by Karen Kingsbury

Name: Even Now

Author: Karen Kingsbury

Brief summary: Shane and Lauren are two teenagers head over heels in love with each other. When Lauren unexpectedly becomes pregnant, they know they want to get married. Their parents, however, have different plans. Shane's father is a successful business man, and all his parents can think about is how Shane's life will be ruined if he and Lauren keep the baby, and worse get married so young. So, Lauren and Shane's parents decide to keep them away from each other. Years later, their daughter, Emily, decides to find and get her parents back together. Will Shane and Lauren get their happy ending or will they find happiness from other people or things?

Grade/Age level: 14 and up

Cautions: Teenage pregnancy, they may briefly mention abortion, they talk about life in Afganistan and war and stuff like that.

If you like this book, you will also like… True Believer by Nicholas Sparks

Personal Opinion: Absolutely amazing. I can't wait to read more of Karen Kingsbury's books. I love her writing style.

Rating: 10/10


Minni-Mo said...

Hey Katie!

After I saw this review I reserved this book from the library. It came yesterday and I couldn't put it down. I really liked it! I've read some of Karen Kingsbury's other books but haven't really liked them -they were obviously written for an adult audience. But Even Now seemed like it was written for teens!
Thanks for the recommendation!

p.s. does True Believer as "clean" as A Walk to Remember? Or is it more like Dear John and Nicholas Sparks' other books? Just wondering!

The Real Katie said...

hey Dominica!

I'm glad you liked it as much as I did! It was such a great story with such a great message at the end.

True Believer isn't AS clean. They "do it" but you can easily just skip the page or two that it takes place in.


Minni-Mo said...

Thanks for letting me know! I'll be steering clear of it then, because books can be such a temptation for me... but let me know if you find any others like Even Now!