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It sounded like the best thing for everyone. After all, Tim was about to start college ? Columbia University in New York City. He was beginning a whole new life. But he just couldn't forget the fact that it was his baby too. He decided he wanted to keep the baby, and raise it himself.
But Tim didn't ...
It sounded like the best thing for everyone. After all, Tim was about to start college — Columbia University in New York City. He was beginning a whole new life. But he just couldn't forget the fact that it was his baby too. He decided he wanted to keep the baby, and raise it himself.
But Tim didn't realize how hard it was going to be, moving to Manhattan, starting college, and taking care of his son. What would happen to his hopeful dreams of the future?
With wit, humor, and honesty, Norma Klein creates a deeply moving portrait of a young man precariously balanced between the responsibilities of single fatherhood and the freedom of college life.
"Norma Klein scrutinizes the unexamined assumptions of traditional family arrangements and explores new possibilities with sensitivity and savvy."
A seventeen-year-old unmarried father wins the rights to custody of his son in court; goes off to college in New York City, where he finds an apartment with three girls as roommates; and improves his relationship with his own father, always knowing his baby is the most important thing in his life.
Posted October 29, 2002
"No More Saturday Nights" is about a High School Senior named Tim Weber. He lives in Haysburg, Massachutts with his father. During his senior year he hooks up with this girl named Cheryl and he ends up getting her pregnant. She wants to give the baby up for adopting and at first Tim goes along with the idea, after all he was moving to New York to start college at Columbia, and it just wasn't the right time to have a baby. Tim pondered about more and more and decided that he wanted to keep the baby. Tim took Cheryl to court and won the case. He moves to New York and had a bit of a hard time settling in. He stays in New York for Thanksgiving and his father comes to visit and he goes home for christimas. There were many trial that Tim and his son Mason went through and they got trough it stronger than ever. The book depicts some High School relationships in todays world. The author Norma Klein was able to bring out the theme in the story and she did a bery good job. The theme is that no matter how hard things can get people will live through them and in the end it will make them better and stronger as a person. Tim went though a lot and in the end you could tell that he was growing up and becoming a man.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 10, 2002