Book Review: Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann

Ask Me How I Got Here
Author: Christine Heppermann
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Released: May 3rd 2016
Review Source: Greenwillow


Addie has always known what she was running toward. In cross-country, in life, in love. Until she and her boyfriend—her sensitive, good-guy boyfriend—are careless one night and she ends up pregnant. Addie makes the difficult choice to have an abortion. And after that—even though she knows it was the right decision for her—nothing is the same anymore. She doesn’t want anyone besides her parents and her boyfriend to know what happened; she doesn’t want to run cross-country; she can’t bring herself to be excited about anything. Until she reconnects with Juliana, a former teammate who’s going through her own dark places.

Okay, this is my second verse novel and I have to say, I'm digging it. These are easily read and can be done within few hours. So why not read them? Especially, if you're trying to add books to your Goodreads challenge!

This short novel goes deep in religion, abortion, feminism, life goals and dealing with the choices you make in life. It's dramatic and metaphorical. A novel about Addie and her love of running. Yet with some life events, her life is not the same. This is a story of learning how to adapt with changes.

Although the story is good and can be read in a sit, there are couple of things unsaid. The ending leaves you there in the middle of nowhere and with no indication where it will move forward to. I guess it follows the theme of life, you don't know what will happen next? With no indication on what should you do next. You just have to life and learn from your choices.

Overall, if you're looking for a quick read or a spark of life lessons, then you should give this a try.

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