Girls on the Verge

Girls on the Verge

A powerful, timely coming-of-age story about a young woman from Texas who goes on a road trip with two friends to get an abortion, from award-winning author Sharon Biggs Waller. Camille couldn't be having a better summer. But on the very night she learns she got into a prestigious theater program, she also finds out she?s pregnant. She definitely can?t tell her parents. And A powerful, timely coming-of-age story about a young woman from Texas who goes on a road trip with two friends to...

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Title:Girls on the Verge
Author:Sharon Biggs Waller
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:B07HF22WJR
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:233 pages pages

Girls on the Verge Reviews

  • Audrey Laurey
    May 16, 2019
    I finished this book yesterday but it was too topical with the Alabama abortion law. Anyhow, I want to give this book to everyone, especially if you are a young person, in the US, and especially a young women in Texas. Girls on the Verge is the story of 3 girls who go on a road tri...
  • Ashley Lynne
    Jul 15, 2019
    I thought for a while that I was gonna give this book 4.5 stars, only knocking down a half star because I didn?t like Bea or Annabelle for various reasons, but in the end I decided that I loved this book to much to not give it a 5! Such a raw and important story about a young woma...
  • Karen
    Sep 01, 2018
    Frank information is the greatest strength of this road trip / coming-of-age story. I kept asking myself, why didn't I know this? How can this be medical care for women in the United States today? The way that I got this ARC months ahead of the release date speaks volumes about potenti...
  • Christy
    Mar 26, 2019
    shew this was a very hard read. especially while thinking about all the "heartbeat" bills up for a vote in multiple states (with no exceptions for rape or incest) including in the great state i live in - tennessee. it's so unbelievably heartbreaking that this is something women and you...
  • Jaye Berry
    May 12, 2019
    Okay I don't think I can actually write a review that slaps as hard as this book. Girls on the Verge is about a teenage girl named Camille who finds out she's pregnant right after she gets into a prestigious theater program. She can't tell her parents and her ultra-religious best fr...
  • K.
    Apr 29, 2019
    Trigger warnings: abortion, restrictive access to abortion, misogyny, car accident, slut shaming, pro-life bullshit, sanctimonious religious bullshit. 4.5 stars. This book was amazing and heartbreaking. This book was also rage-inducing. Basically, it's the story of a teenage gi...
  • Kelley
    Jul 13, 2019
    WOW! What a powerful read, and in one sitting, no less! I gave this 5 stars plus some exclamation points!!! And it hits so close to home. I was 20, in college, thinking it would never happen to me. But it did, and I didn't want to put aside my future, dreams, and life at that time a...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Jul 20, 2019
    GIRLS ON THE VERGE made me sad and mad, sad that girls and woman have to jump through hoops to get the healthcare they need, because others, mostly older men, use restrictive legislation to control females. In the afterward, Sharon Biggs Waller talks about how access to reproductive he...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    Apr 10, 2019
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight . Wow wowwow this is an important book. As more women's rights are taken away across the U.S., Girls on the Verge shines a glaring spotlight on all the hypocrisy and injus...
  • Christie
    Jun 24, 2019
    Loved these girls ? Touching story written with care, facts and sensitivity. ...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Feb 13, 2019
    4.5 stars. WOW; this is such a necessary book. ...
  • Sasha
    May 19, 2019
    Girls on the Verge is a book that begs to be read. In today's anti-choice climate where women's bodily rights are being slashed left and right, this timely tale gives reader a taste of the hoops many women have to jump through to simply take control over their own bodies. My heart brok...
  • Lola
    Jun 16, 2019
    4.5 stars. It?s not easy to take a controversial topic, like abortion in this case, and create a not only meaningful but also engaging, refreshing and satisfying story that highlights this subject and makes you think critically about it. Yet the author succeeded. Whenever I pick up a...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Apr 05, 2019
    I look like I've been through a battle and lived to talk about it. Out of all of the important sociopolitical topics covered in YA over the last few years, one thing I have constantly wished to see more portrayals of in literature is pro-choice discussions about women doing what nee...
  • Max Baker
    Nov 29, 2018
    Thank You Netgalley for providing me a free review copy in exchange for an honest review This is an important book. I won't deny it, because to do so would be a gross and frankly irresponsible thing to do. Girls on the Verge points out a lot of terrible things the US have done in re...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Feb 14, 2019
    This book was absolutely incredible. I hardcore cried while reading this one because it opened my eyes up so much more to the struggles women face every day to have control over their own bodies. It may only be February but I predict that this book will end up in my top 5 of the year b...
  • thi
    May 29, 2019
    4.5/5 - ? I am and always will be pro-choice - ?? Criminalizing abortions won?t prevent them from happening it just facilitates unsafe abortions - The story takes place in Texas, a known conservative state and Camille faces a lot of opposition to her choice - The frust...
  • Brianna -  Coffee Books and Bullet Journals
    Jul 16, 2019
    3.5 stars Okay, I'm going to get a lot of slack for this, but I don't feel like this was the best way to tell this story... I am not going to deny the fact that this is an important story to tell. It absolutely is. The political climate is absolutely a topic that we need to talk abo...
  • dani
    Jun 29, 2019
    i've always been pro-choice and i always will be. reading stories about women making that difficult choice, i really cannot help but admire them. you have to be brave and strong because it's not an easy decision, it's something that will change you forever. i truly loved that she had...
  • Latanya (Crafty Scribbles)
    May 27, 2019
    When I selected this book to read, I had no idea how Sharon Biggs Waller would approach this tale. Would she use objectivity? Or, would she sneak some teachings that hurt readers? Suffice to say, she chose the former with gusto. In Girls on the Verge, Waller creates a story of a gi...
  • Jane (It'sJaneLindsey)
    Feb 13, 2019
    4.5 stars. I?m so glad this book exists. ...
  • Dylan
    Feb 26, 2019
    5 stars. So so powerful. I don't know if I can say that I enjoyed reading this? YES it was well written and YES I had a lot of fun with these characters, but this book made me so angry. Angry that society tells teenage girls that they aren't mature enough to make a decision about...
  • Unicorn
    Apr 21, 2019
    This was such a moving, heartbreaking and educational experience. There are just so many things that I do not know about contraception and abortions and just female anatomy despite being a woman which is crazy. This book has helped me learn and taught me how to learn about these things...
  • preoccupiedbybooks
    Jun 26, 2019
    An important, timely and well written story about a woman's right to choose IMPORTANT NOTE: I AM EXTREMELY PRO-CHOICE AND MY REVIEW REFLECTS THIS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE THEN PLEASE STOP READING, AND DO NOT COMMENT. Camille, a teenager living in Texas found out that she was pregna...
  • Giulia
    Apr 15, 2019
    "It isn?t fair that you have to miss out on your future because of one mistake you made in the past. I am so sick of old white dudes telling us what we can and can?t do with our bodies." TW: slut-shaming, abortion Actual rating: 3.5 ? What a charming, important and info...
  • Julie Zantopoulos
    May 14, 2019
    4.5 stars This book is too timely, sickly timely, for all that is happening in the United States as I sit down to write this review. More people making decisions for women and their bodies, telling that what is and isn't acceptable, and shaming those who are sexually active before ...
  • Menna♡
    Jun 29, 2019
    This book is brilliant, it is a beautiful combination between fun and necessary. It had moments that made me grin and moments that made me angry beyond belief. this book talks about the fact that women should have the right to choose what to do with their bodies. I think it handles ...
  • maya
    May 19, 2019
    i?m crying in a library right now it?s just fucking unfair what a girl has to do to have control over her own body it?s fucking bullshit ...
  • Luupi "The Reading Queen"
    Nov 16, 2018
    I need this book like now! *-* ...
  • Jenny Brown
    May 03, 2019
    Every gift is a blessing girl. Nice job Sharon ...