SIX WEEKS by Jessica J. Degarmo
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In ‘Six Weeks’, Jessica L. Degarmo departs from the style of her very successful Romance novels – ‘Hooking Up’, ‘The Storm Within’, ‘Decisions’ and ‘How To Meet A Guy In The Supermarket’ – to examine every teenage girl’s nightmare: that she is pregnant and not certain she’s ready for a child.
It is a life and death decision – not her life, but her decision – and despite the opinions of those around her, she is on her own.
In a world of gray, one thing is black and white. Six weeks is her deadline to decide.
Maybe you have been there, in which case you will understand.
Usually, when that test shows positive, it is a happy time in a person’s life. But not if you are 19 year old Immy, who has an addict for a mother who uses every bit on money brought into the house to feed her alcoholism, who can’t take care of herself much less Immy and her little sister. And things aren’t much better for the father to be, Matthias, who’s whole family is scared to cross their abusive father.
Immy has six weeks. Six short weeks to decide is she will keep the baby and try to raise it or terminate her pregnancy. There are so many factors to consider and Immy takes each one in stride. She gives herself a week each to believe she is giving the child up for adoption, that she will keep the child, and that she will abort the child. A feeling of love for what is growing her her belly begins. But, refusing to raise the child in the home of her mother, how can she abandon little Sadie, when she has been her caretaker and protector. And what about Matthias? Would the cycle of abuse continue or would he be different from his father?
Six Weeks is a tale of real struggles. My heart couldn’t help but break a bit for Immy and the touch decisions she has to make with such a crummy background. I wanted to wrap her in my arms and tell her everything would be okay. Jessica Degarmo did a wonderful job of drawing me into the story and keeping me there until the last page.
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