Unbearable Girl by Julie Camper
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I couldn't put this book down! "Unbearable Girl" by Julie Camper is more than a coming of age story dealing with current issues - it's an emotional roller coaster that makes you really evaluate your life and the people you influence daily.
Technology, bullying, abuse, pregnancy and same sex relationships are all incorporated into this moving book. I felt a personal connection with the main character on several levels. I've spent 32 years of my life trying to work through who my Father thought I should be and who I am. I grew up a Minister's daughter. Church every time the doors were open, often my Father in the pulpit preaching on me or my Mother and how we should be living our lives. I was not grounded like my friends...my punishment was to attend church X-amount of days every week when I was in trouble. The final straw...my parents found out I was (still am) bisexual at age 20. My Mother looked at me with tear-filled eyes and said; "I wish you had been pregnant instead of this." I left home soon after and spent the rest of my 20's finding who I was without them.
Everyone has their own story and I'm sure there are people who will read this and disagree with what I've said but I can honestly tell you on a PERSONAL level this book hit home. I not only recommend "Unbearable Girl" to teens and young adults...I recommend it to parents, teachers and anyone struggling to find their own ground.
5 stars and 2 thumbs way up!
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