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:240 pages pages

Girls on the Verge Reviews

  • Carin
    Apr 06, 2019
    Camille is pregnant. It's not a rape or a long-term serious boyfriend. It's a mistake. And she's only 16 and this would really destroy her life in a lot of ways. And she wants to get an abortion. Her best friend, Bea, who is religious, is the opposite of supportive. She cuts Camille...
  • Kate (Beyond Bookish)
    Apr 01, 2019
    Trigger warnings for abortion. I have to say that if you work or have teenagers you need to read this book! Abortion (whether your pro-life or pro-choice) is a very personal topic but one that needs to happen with parents, guardians, authority figures and young people. Texas has som...
  • 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...
  • Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
    Oct 21, 2018
    Girls on the Verge is not typically a book I'd read-- it is both a YA contemp and a road trip book, both which are low on my interest list. However, this had such an important topic-- the woman's right to choose-- that I knew I needed to read it. I know quite a bit about the topic but ...
  • 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...
  • Bethany
    Apr 09, 2019
    Camille is pregnant. #fml She knows she doesn?t want it, but living in Texas, it is not easy to get an abortion. So she sets out on a road trip with her pro-life bestie Bea and Annabelle, the local star actress who is wiser and more experienced than the two high school juniors. Black...
  • Erin Logan
    Dec 13, 2018
    I read this digital ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review: Three Texan teens set out on a road trip to help one friend terminate her pregnancy. Along the way, they experience hiccups, misogyny, and the kindness of strangers. I appreciated the notes regarding abortion l...
  • Lindsay Montague
    Mar 20, 2019
    What an important and heart wrenching story. I had heard about this from a few different people who also had read an early copy of the book and they had nothing but incredible things to say about this story. All the hype is true. This book needs to be put into the hands of every teen a...
  • 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...
  • Gina Adams
    Apr 10, 2019
    The fact that this book had to be written is so painful. This is fiction but literally the only thing that is manufactured is the characters themselves. The way Camille is treated is so real and happens daily. I?m so grateful that this book was written, published, and sold by Target ...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Feb 13, 2019
    4.5 stars. WOW; this is such a necessary book. ...
  • Alice
    Apr 07, 2019
    I read this in one sitting. Having lived in Texas during the passing and eventual overturn of HB2 none of this was surprising. Also having worked with teens in Texas, the girls lack of the most basic sex Ed wasn?t surprising. There?s a brief scene where they google how to put on a ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Apr 05, 2019
    That was fantastic. So important and such a heavy topic, yet the author also managed to make it a story of girls supporting girls and it had some ridiculously hilarious, cute moments, too. I feel like this would make a PERFECT movie. Full review coming later! ...
  • 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...
  • Seema Rao
    Apr 02, 2019
    OH MY! This book should be read by every teenage boy, every male in voting age, and well lots of other people. The story is topic, certainly, about the access to female healthcare and the stigmas of abortion, but its also so emotionally well-done. I almost can't write this review, bc r...
  • Forever Young Adult
    Apr 12, 2019
    Graded By: Stephanie Cover Story: Hubba Bubba BFF Charm: Big Sister Swoonworthy Scale: -1 Talky Talk: High-School Required Reading Bonus Factors: Friendship, Acting, Road Trips Anti-Bonus Factors: Pro-Lifers, Crisis Centers Relationship Status: Planned Parenthood Volunteer Re...
  • CapesandCovers
    Jan 06, 2019
    Roadtrip books aren't usually my cup of tea, so I was hesitant to pick up Girls on the Verge. I'm so glad I decided to try it anyway, this was the YA book on abortion that I never knew I needed. I really loved the girls' relationships with one another throughout the book, and how th...
  • Brittany
    Mar 14, 2019
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for the ARC I received of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I went back and forth between three and four stars for this book. I did like it; the relationship that evolved among the three girls was really compelling and a lo...
  • Lillian
    Sep 20, 2018
    Extraordinarily amazing. Loved it from start to finish. I could not put this book down or keep from flying through it. I originally had mixed feelings about the amount of social commentary in this book. As a YA fiction read I was hesitant of how it would all come together. Needless...
  • 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...
  • Natasha
    Apr 11, 2019
    This book... it was a fucking experience. Here's some gifs that help portray my feelings. ...
  • Mary
    Jul 06, 2018
    An incredibly timely book about the difficulties women and girls face in the continuing battle for the right to choose what is best for our selves and our bodies. Sharon Biggs Waller places the reader right in the trenches of abortion warfare when Camille becomes pregnant after having ...
  • Emily Ryder
    Apr 11, 2019
    This is definitely one of the most progressive, honest and educational books I have ever read, but also one of the best stories of friendship I have ever read. So impressed with the author for writing such an incredible story, and for not glossing over details that are less than prett...
  • Tiffani Reads
    Mar 31, 2019
    Meet Camille, a seventeen year old who had sex for the first time 2 months ago, or at least she thinks she did.... she?s not sure what happened entirely counts as sex. Except now she?s pregnant, and lives in Texas where abortions have been made almost impossible to get. She?s...
  • Chadreadsbooks
    Apr 12, 2019
    Wow what an emotional and powerful book about this one girl who is wanting to have an abortion but the struggles she has to face along the way of trying to get an abortion and the many people who try and change her decision along the way and what she wants to do in her own body. It?...
  • Karen Cramer
    Apr 12, 2019
    This book covers a very difficult and controversial topic for many people with a variety of views on the matter. Set in Texas, 17 year old Camille accidentally gets pregnant after a one-night-stand and is set on having an abortion. With the help of her best friend of 10 years, who is v...
  • Emily Knosher
    Apr 05, 2019
    This book is relevant and educational. I fell instantly in love with Camille, Annabelle, and Bea. This is an amazing story and, no matter what side of the issue you stand on, it provides insight and an understanding of what it's like to be a girl seeking out an abortion. ...
  • Luupi "The Reading Queen"
    Nov 16, 2018
    I need this book like now! *-* ...