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Just Like Ice Cream

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Almost every teen girl says to herself at some point: I want a boyfriend. Pressure from friends, the media, culture, and the God-given need for deep, unconditional love drives them to desire connection with a boy. In Just Like Ice Cream, 16-year-old Julie deals with an unexpected pregnancy. Desperate, afraid, and confused she finds strength and comfort through prayer and support from friends and family.

Grade 10-12?Julie Marshall, 16, falls for Kyle Browning the first time he speaks to her. So, when he suggests that she would love having sex as much as she loves ice cream, she gives in. Predictably, she becomes pregnant and he loses interest. She tries to face the issue alone at first but eventually tells her family and a couple of close friends. Interwoven with Julie's story is information about having (or abstaining from) sex, becoming pregnant, determining options, finding help, and facing the decision(s), but it's often so involved that it interrupts and overshadows the somewhat contrived and didactic plot. At times, it's difficult to believe that Julie gets so far into her pregnancy without learning what to expect. As with all her books, Johnson writes from a Christian perspective; non-Christians will either be interested in or put off by the additional side lessons about God, Jesus, and religious beliefs.?Dona Weisman, Northeast Texas Library System, GarlandCopyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Gr. 6^-10. Several contemporary issues relating to teen sexuality and new information about contraceptives and sexually transmitted diseases are included in this update of a book that has been out of print since 1985. When 16-year-old Julie finds herself pregnant after a summer romance, life begins to move faster than she can handle. The teenage father-to-be is unsupportive and drops Julie when she chooses not to abort. Her best source of support comes from the woman for whom she baby-sits, a woman with maturity and deep faith whose guidance helps Julie gain a sense of self and make the right personal choice. Even though the novel is prescriptive (it advocates abstention from premarital sex and presents abortion as a frightening option), the message doesn't seem too heavy handed. Facts about pregnancy are convincingly integrated into the narrative, as is information about birth control and STDs, including AIDS. Unfortunately, the title, derived from Julie's boyfriend's description of sex, belies the complexity of the issues involved. Shelley Townsend-Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | Unknown pages
  • Starfire (January 1, 1984)
  • English
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  • By Maria Bickle on April 3, 2008

    Ah, the story of many a teen girl's life. It is a very unfortunate event for many involved. However, I turned this one on to my teen daughter who just began "dating". It made her think - and ask questions. It is not explicit, yet it gets the point across. It deals a lot with the emotional aspects of "this sort of thing". Pretty good read (I read it first before handing it over).

  • By lisa mae on October 2, 2015

    This book is a definite read for all the young girls out there. Don't be fooled by a boy and his lines, I know you think he wouldn't do that but they do!

  • By Nancy R. Wilkinson on December 9, 2010

    This book is real, no holds bars sharing information that girls should know that most christan writers don't talk about.

  • By tiwana on July 5, 2011

    i heard about this book on a christian radio show and decided to get it to open a dialogue between me and my young teen daughter. the book is very dated, but addresses the most important issues. i like the book because it gives just enough details without overwhelming the young reader and yet, uses a simple language for young readers.

  • By Victoria on April 25, 2015

    Good story about teens first sexual experience.

  • By LeeJ on June 27, 2010

    I read this book as a teenager and wanted my daughter to read it. A great book for any teenage girl.

  • By Nina on April 5, 2016

    I have looked for this book for years.. I read this book when i was 13 or 14 years old thats a long long time ago haha.. I wanted it so my 15 year old daughter could read it.. Loved this book

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