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Mothership

Mothership

For Ages: 14 and up
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Teen pregnancy is never easy—especially not when extraterrestrials are involved. The first in a new trilogy that’s part Juno and part Aliens.
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  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442429628 | 
  • July 2012 | 
  • Grades 9 and up
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MOTHERSHIP: Teen Pregnancy in Outer Space!

Authors Martin Leicht and Isla Neal reveal the inspiration behind MOTHERSHIP, the hilarious first book in the Ever-Expanding Universe Trilogy.

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Chapter One

In Which Our Heroine Falls on Her Ass, Like, a Lot

As far as scientists have been able to determine, the primary function of the human coccyx, or tailbone, is to remind us that once upon a time we were all monkeys or something. But I happen to know that it can still serve a useful purpose. Say, for example, that a pregnant teenager three weeks from her due date, who weighs, oh, approximately 145 pounds (lay off, all right? The baby loves ice cream), were shoved down forcefully on a Treadtrack in gym class by a bitchy cheerleader. This so-called vestigial growth would most definitely act as a shock absorber,... see more

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