Monday, January 7, 2013

Review: Me, Him, Them, and It by Caela Carter

Me, Him, Them and It When Evelyn decided to piss off her parents with a bad reputation, she wasn't planning to ruin her valedictorian status. She also wasn't planning to fall for Todd-the guy she was just using for sex. And she definitely wasn't planning on getting pregnant. When Todd turns his back on her, Evelyn's not sure where to go. Can a distant mother, a cheating father, an angry best friend, and a (thankfully) loving aunt with adopted daughters of her own help Evelyn make the heart-wrenching decisions that follow? With the popularity of Juno, Teen Mom, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager, this novel has a built-in audience. Gripping, heartfelt, and responsible, Me, Him, Them, and It is not to be missed!

My Review:

Me, Him, Them, and It is a great story that I sped through quickly.  I received an eARC of this book through Netgalley.  I loved the characters, and I grew attached to them as I read this story.


Evelyn was a great main character.  It was easy for readers to see the decisions that she was struggling with throughout the book.  At the beginning she was rebelling because she felt her parents didn't pay enough attention to her.  She did not want to get pregnant, but it happened, so she was left with some big decisions to make.

The family characters in this book are well done.  It is clear that her parents aren't happy together, and sometimes they also don't know how to deal with Evelyn.  They don't really completely understand the right things to do or say as parents.  Evelyn is mad at her parents when they send her to her Aunt Linda's to have her baby there.  She is mad at first, but them sending her there turns out to be a good thing for Evelyn.  She becomes close with her Aunt Linda.  At first, her aunt's wife, Nora, seems to be wary of Evelyn.  She doesn't want Evelyn to spend time with her and Linda's adopted daughters.  Slowly, as she sees how her daughters love Evelyn, she grows to like her as well.  

Some other characters in the story are Lizzie and Todd.  Todd is the father of Evelyn's baby.  I wasn't a big fan of his character since he was so unsupportive.  He didn't want to be at all involved in Evelyn's decision.  He told her he didn't care what she did.  Lizzie was Evelyn's best friend.  When she found out about Evelyn's pregnancy from Todd, she got mad that Evelyn didn't tell her.  She wasn't in the story very much after the beginning, but she was still a good character.  By the end, she and Evelyn were friends again.

If you like YA contemporary, read this book.


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