The First Part Last (Heaven Trilogy Series #2)

The First Part Last (Heaven Trilogy Series #2)

by Angela Johnson
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mike68 More than 1 year ago
The book First Part Last by Angela Johnson was really good. Anyone looking for a good book that is short and and still fun to read, this is the book for you. You learn alot about teenage pregnacy, and all of the things you have to over come. The main characters name is Bobby, he is 16 and since he had intercourse with his girlfriend Nia, his life has changed forever. Bobby has to get rid of friends, sports, and his studies. Once his girlfriend Nia has the baby, he has to take care of it, he never sleeps anymore because Feather is keeping him awake. Bobby is raising this baby all by himself. When the baby was born they were going to put Feather up for adoption. Bobby loved Feather at first sight, so he decided that he wanted to take care of him. That might have been the worst decision he has ever made. People think that they wont get pregnant but this story shows that it happens often. I Liked the book alot, I reccomend this book to teenagers that are thinking about having sex for the first time, it could change your mind.
Nekale Medearis More than 1 year ago
Overall this was a great book... im happy to see a males point of view in raising a kid... no men dont give birth but this book shows just how a woman steps up and takes resposibiliy so can a man... great read :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best books that I have read. It had capture me in Part 1. I've read this book in three days. I wanted to keep reading it and bring it home so I could finish it. But, I couldn't It was time for me to leave and go. But, this book is great. I gave it 5 stars because, it deals with the pressure of going to his parents and Nia's. Him crying for his mom because, he now has to be a grown up even though he's just a kid hisself.
westgate More than 1 year ago
The first part last by Angela Johnson, is an amazing book. I really recommen you to read it. The author really explains everything with details its very esay to understand she makes you feel like you were one of the characters in the book. Bobby the main charaters would change your mind about babies, if your a person that don't like babies he will make you feel how wonderful having a kid is,but mostly he's going to give you a lesson when to have one too. Its not that easy, so read this book its very intersting and emotional.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember my teacher had the class relad this in turns. It was a good way to teach us about these issues. Really good book for a teen to read.
lashara More than 1 year ago
I recently read this book and i thought it was really good! The book was very realistic! Things like teenage pregnancy and death during labor are real life things that are not planned or predicted! I felt that the father was very smart and deep and that he didnt quite know what he was doing or what he'd gotten himself into but he did the right thing for himslef and his baby! All in all its a great book not very long but has a very lomglasting impact!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book i read when i was 12 ...and its a great story with a lot of cuss words thou
Jodi-Lynn90 More than 1 year ago
I usually buy and read about 2 to 3 books a week and this is in my top 10 favorites. Everyone usually focuses on the mother when it comes to teen pregnancy, but this book is told by the father who is raising his baby alone. The entire book is great, but the ending is amazing! I think teenagers and Adults both would enjoy this very touching story.
Jacki Alberts More than 1 year ago
Every teen should read this!
Brooke Hull More than 1 year ago
i loved this book! its a great read! =) it made me think about the choices that we make in life as teenagers...i think teens should read this book
Julie Sirhall More than 1 year ago
It is ver moving. It is very powerful and enjoyable. I would recomend this to anybody and everybody.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was overly ambitious. I get how this is to provide insight on the male side of teen pregnancy, but it really wasnt anything I didnt expect. Some of it was confusing because Bobby never straight out said anything, he was all dramatic using metaphors and imagery. Simple acts like waking Feather up could lead to him babbling about something different for pages to come. Why didnt he flat out say what happened to Nia? What the heck happened to this story? It was just too short to really portray anything. Im sorry, but I was disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can someonlend me this book,please..........
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am reading it rite now
Sandy5 More than 1 year ago
This small, short book packs a powerful punch and how I overlooked it for so long, surprises me. With only 132 pages, this book is about reality, it spoke my song and although it was not a complicated story, its message was clear. Bobby’s life changed on his sixteenth birthday when Nia, his girlfriend announced he was going to be a father. Yeah, Bobby a father at the age of sixteen. The books titles alternate between “then” and “now” and eventually they meet up and it’s Bobby who had made the choices he is living with. With “now” we read about Bobby talking on the responsibilities of fatherhood: his struggles, his reflections on life and those moments of fatherhood that put a smile on his face. As we read about “then” we begin with how the two teens struggle with the decisions that need to be made now, as they begin to see that their road ahead will not be easy. They think they know what they are headed into and they know that they learn as they go but being a teen, this new responsibility is huge and that has to come first. Reading both segments was real; it hit home as I once walked those streets and I know how hard it can be. I have to applaud the author on not making this life a glamorous one but telling it just like it is.
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SmilingRain More than 1 year ago
Excellent book! I love the way she wrote it, going back and forth between now and then, because isn't that the way we live our lives? We go through something and then look back to what changed in our lives to get us there. Then we use that to determine whether we made a good choice or a bad choice, and apply it to the current situation. I am a HS Family & Consumer Scienes (Home Ec.) teacher, and I read this to my parenting classes. It's a little more difficult for them to keep up with since we can only do a small amount each day, so I usually recap the previous day's reading prior to starting. They all love the book and rush to the library to check it out ... especially if we "don't have time" to finish it ;-) (whatever I can do to get them reading!) I believe it accurately shows the changes that come from being both a single parent and one still in school, especially high school. Additionally, the characters are black, which further relates to the majority of my students. I would recommend this book to students as early as 8th or 9th grade (1 slightly steamy section prevents me from recommending any lower).
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Loved this book...did a book review in high school..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a GREAT book..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book to death. It gave me a point of view that i never haf befire. I dint want to put the book down when i started to read it. Must read book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. I loved how it had the then and now! It is such a great book.