Sydney is your average college senior stuck in the middle of studying for final exams and preparing for life in the read world when it suddenly hits her: she is late, very late for her like-clockwork period. To make matters worse, it's not her boyfriend Ethan's, it's a friend from college named Kevin. Her mother is less than the perfect mother - she mostly cares about what others think, and cares more about Sydney's older sister Kendra than Sydney herself. When it comes time to tell her mother she's pregnant, her mother says she's busy and basically hangs up on her. Nice, right? It doesn't get any better with Kevin - he basically tells her off. As her life is changing forever, will she loose the love of her life? And will this come back to haunt her when a paternity test is filed?
The book also is told from Grace's point of view - Sydney's daughter. It zips back and forth every other chapter or so, so you're in the past with Sydney and fast forwarded to the future, where Grace is growing up and learning about her real father. Will Sydney end up a better mother than hers was?
I had some serious flashbacks at moments reading the author's descriptions: rolled tight jeans (remember that?), acid wash, having hair smoke from the curling iron... geez. Now I feel old. ;) College though, that I don't remember much of. It went fast, maybe because I was determined to get out of it as fast as possible (LOL) and maybe because I'll admit I drank my way through plenty of $3 pitchers of beer. Ahem. ;) I can't even imagine sitting there at the finish line and having the extra stress of a positive pregnancy test staring back at me. That would have been the things nightmares were made of for me. No honkin' way could I have handled being a mom then! So have I mentioned I love this book yet? I did! It's a down to earth story that you'll probably enjoy, too.
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One Pink Line: A Novel by Dina Silver is a paperback fiction book. It is 360 pages long. The suggested cover price is $12.99, and you can purchase it online via Amazon. It is also available as an e-book for the Kindle and other e-readers.
I received a copy of this book in order to read it and share my thoughts on it. All opinions are my own, and not that of the author(s) or publisher.