Trouble by Non Pratt review
I am a big lover of YA and booktube, the main booktuber I was watching before sitc 2016 was Hannah Witton, in her February Favourites 2015 she mentioned Trouble. I started reading it just before sitc and when I got back I was watching lots of BooksAndQuills, Leena Norms, Rosianna Halse Rojas and Pan Macmillan’s Book Break, Most of which mentioned Trouble and how much they enjoyed it. I enjoyed this book so much I finished it in about 4 sittings.
Trouble is the story of 15 year old Hannah and Aaron. Hannah gets pregnant but doesn’t want to tell anyone who the father is, when she starts having lots of issues with rumours about it at school Aaron steps up to pretend to be the father.
I found this book so interesting because it shows Hannah and best friend Katie taking control of their sexualty and almost saying “well if guys can sleep with however many people they want why can’t I?” in a very empowering way but also showing the male characters as dismissing this and saying that these two girls are just there for sex and sexual acts. Part of the story is Katie trying to convince Rex that she is there for more than just sex and eventually getting into a relationship with him.
The twists in this story when you find out what it is Aaron is trying to make up for by supporting Hannah and who the real father are shocking, this adds to the story so much but doesn’t take away from the strong friendship between Aaron and Hannah and the lessons they learned about friendship and the relationships they have with the people around them at school and their family.
If you love YA I would highly recommend this book and I am very much looking forward to reading more from Non Pratt.