"Hilarious. A remarkable debut." --Stephen Chbosky, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower
"A buddy road trip novel so funny, touching, and surprising, readers will forget it's also important. Honest and relatable!" --Alex Flinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beastly
Seventeen-year-old Veronica Clarke never thought she'd want to fail a test--that is, until she finds herself staring at a piece of plastic with two solid pink lines. With a college-bound future now disappearing before her eyes, Veronica considers a decision she never imagined she'd have to make: an abortion.
There's just one catch--the closest place to get one is over nine hundred miles away. With conservative parents, a less-than-optimal boyfriend, and no car, Veronica turns to the only person who won't judge her: Bailey Butler, a legendary misfit at Jefferson High--and Veronica's ex-best friend.
What could go wrong? Not much, apart from three days of stolen cars, crazed ex-boyfriends, aliens, ferret napping, and the betrayal of a broken friendship that can't be outrun. Under the starlit skies of the Southwest, Veronica and Bailey discover that sometimes the most important choice is who your friends are.
This breakout novel is from authors Jenni Hendriks (writer for How I Met Your Mother) and Ted Caplan (music editor for The Hate U Give).
TIME CALLS THE UNPREGNANT MOVIE A SPIRITED COMEDY ABOUT A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE.
"A stellar, timely debut." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Timely, hilarious, and heartfelt." --Kirkus (starred review)
A Top Ten YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers!
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 150 x 216 x 25mm | 408g
- 10 Sep 2019
Back cover copy
There's just one catch--the closest place to legally get one is over nine hundred miles away in New Mexico, and Veronica doesn't have a car. Desperate, she turns to the only person she believes won't judge her: Bailey Butler, a legendary misfit at Jefferson High--and Veronica's ex-best friend.
The plan is straightforward: a fourteen-hour drive to the clinic, three hours for the appointment, and a fourteen-hour drive home. What could go wrong? Not much, apart from three days of stolen cars, shotguns, crazed ex-boyfriends, kind-hearted truck stop strippers, ferretnapping, aliens, and the pain and betrayal of a broken friendship that can't be outrun. Soon, Veronica must risk everything to repair the hurt she's caused. Under the vast starlit skies of the American Southwest, Veronica and Bailey discover the road to adulthood isn't easy--but it's better with a friend by your side.