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Girls in Trouble [PDF] ✩ Girls in Trouble ❤ Caroline Leavitt – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Sara is sixteen and pregnant Her once devoted boyfriend seems to have disappeared so she decides her best and only option is an open adoption with George and Eva a couple desperate for a child After t Sara is sixteen and pregnant Her once devoted boyfriend seems to have disappeared so she decides her best and only option is an open adoption with George and Eva a couple desperate for a child After the birth it's clear Sara has a bond Girls in Kindle - with the child that Eva can't seem to duplicate When it seems that Sara cannot let go Eva and George make a drastic decision with devastating conseuences for all of them.


10 thoughts on “Girls in Trouble

  1. BookNightOwl BookNightOwl says:

    Girls in trouble deals with a 16 year old girl who becomes pregnant and deals with the hard issue of giving the baby up for adoption This book is told from multiple points of views you have the adoptive mother and father Then you have the 16 year old girl and then you even have the child when she gets older I felt the book was good for it's time talking about adoption and the struggles the mother who is giving up her child goes through Overall a well told story


  2. Stephanie "Jedigal" Stephanie "Jedigal" says:

    Great adoption story from multiple viewpoints birth mother adoptive mother adoptive father the child and finally the birth father The book reveals the characters at their weakest but I found the characters very sympathetic although with true to life flaws After all this is what it is to be human striving to do right by other people while also protecting ourselves And a great thing about the book is that the author seems to take an objective view and let you make your decisions about how you feel about the characters and their actions I might see if this author has any other titles


  3. M M says:

    A reluctant three stars I'm not really sure how to tackle this one INitially I thought it was because I read this right after 'Center of everything' that this book seemed weaker first the stories are similar so it could just be overkill and second specific strengths in the former were distinct areas of weakness in the latter COE for one ting had a supremely likeable narrator who I was rooting for and whose personality was clear whereas in this book theheroine is for the mostpart not knowable we are given some facts butbeyond that she is a plot device the other thing that was interesting was that that book was not at all plot heavy I couldnt tell you what COE was about even as much as it was so enjoyably writen but this one kept me interested because the plot was so engaging whereas the characters were under developed anyway as the book went on it went from lots of potential to adeuate to too long and drawn out The concept the dangers of an open adoption between a 16 yr old 'in trouble' and the older couple she is helping out is very interesting but the friendship between the 16 yr old and the 43 yr old prospective adopter seems a little unrealistic and again we are never given a real sense of either character in order to understand why they are so connected The book picks up in pace as this idyllic picture begins to fall apart but then things continue to unravbel and you sense that even the author tires of the plot things keep happening at a rapid pace sentences no longer connect she begins to talk at you My feeling was that this book would have been much climactic if it had ended at a particular point of high drama and then had a seuel since Leavitt seemed so darned determined to have us know every stupid detail of what happened to the adopted baby years down the line arguable if necessary at all; but at the very least not needed all in one book in a way this reminded me of memory keepers daughter tho slightly better written at least but in that fatalistic sense of one mistake setting things in motion the argument that a person can sense unfinished business and always suffer without knowing why yet at the same time the potential not matching the actual book the events dragging on too long and the characters seeming very flat and one dimensional I recommend it as a nice read as something light and page turning a good beach read or whatnot but disappointing in its literary deficiencies and certainly compared to COE it falls uite short


  4. Bonna Bonna says:

    This is such a simply told and modestly written book yet underneath runs a current of such authentic and brave moral vision The bond between a too young mother's birth child and the ideals which make her want to believe her child can belong to someone else play out in complex human terms which deepen rather than gloss over the conflict It opens us the debate about adoption with sensitivity and without any preachiness But importantly it is a brilliantly crafted story By one of our finest writers A writer who isn't afraid to go into darker places and emerge not with simple answers but with the uestions we so desperately need The writing is so good so expert one lives inside the people I couldn't put it down


  5. Susan Susan says:

    I love books that expand my understanding and empathy to others' experiences A lovingly written book with much wisdom about the journey of a woman who gave up her child for adoption at age 16 What makes this good is to see how the heartbreak affects her and the others in the situation the adoptive parentsthe child the girls' parents the father how all are transformed and the ultimate resolution I cared about every character because they were so real I found I couldn't put it down as I traveled throught a gamut of emotions crying or smiling reluctant to lose contact with the characters I hope it makes me a better mother


  6. Renee Renee says:

    This is the first book I read by author Caroline Leavitt and it certainly won't be my last Girls in Trouble is a complex multilayered unsentimental tale of longing greed selfishness compassion and absolute overwhelming love in reference to the Open Adoption process Wrap up a little too neatly at the end but still very much worth the read


  7. Dori Ostermiller Dori Ostermiller says:

    This book opens with a bang and held me deeply in its clutches for the first 150 pages so much so I had trouble putting it down to go to bed at night Leavitt is a master story teller who understands pacing and narrative tension like nobody's business But even better she has a deep psychological grip on her characters who are portrayed as multifaceted flawed and sympathetic human beings all achingly vulnerable all wracked by fear and need and guilt They do things the will regret Often they overcome their worst impulses too and despite the painful riveting twists and turns of this story about an open adoption gone wrong what Leaviitt leaves us with is a sense that love does prevail despite the regret and pain of paths not taken that there is room for second and third chances and that families indeed do come in every shape and size Although the prose in this book isn't at all showy or lyrical it's uite spare Leavitt's poetry is in her deep understanding of human nature and the profound ways our colliding paths reverberate through time and space I look forward to reading books by this author


  8. Amy Amy says:

    This author's books are for fans of Jodi Picoult Diane Chamberlain and Kristin Hannah However once reading Caroline Leavitt's writing you will wonder where she has been all your reading life and become a devoted fan In my opinion she truly stands alone in her powerful writing style I ordered 3 of her books from a bookstore but finally found the rest of her books through 's used bookstores and look forward to their arrival any day now I THINK I have tracked all of her books down Leavitt has an incredible ability to make her characters and their decisions REAL I LOVED this book and it has stayed with me several days after reading I wanted so badly to rally behind just one character and put all my sympathies toward that character There are no bad guys in this book just characters with deep emotions and difficult situations Leavitt's characters are extremely complex and you find yourself empathazing with every single character When reading from the perspective of Sara you feel her anguish as a teen mother and the poignant loss of her first loves her baby and her boyfriend She also makes Eve and George such likeable characters and you can relate Eve's difficulties as a new mother and her efforts to deal with the open adoption and Sara's increasing presence It is amazing to me that an author can make a reader either like or RELATE to every character It was a refreshing outlook on open adoptions as well I particularly like how Leavitt doesn't let her characters dwell in their situationthey ALL find a way to pick themselves up and move on They DEAL with what life has dealt them a good lesson for all of us She also doesn't let them succumb to what would be a fairytale unrealistic ending It is obvious Leavitt respects her characters and in turn allows them to be human but make choices that are TRUE to their characters and not play to what the reader may want to see happen The chemistry and drama between Danny his wife Charlotte another likeable character and Sara is touching and realistic but does not cross any unnecessary boundaries The reader is left respecting Danny for his maturity and commitment how many times does that happen in the fiction world??Leavitt allows her characters to GROW and MATURE Loved how she brought the characters full circle Thought the ending of how Sara and Eve introduced themselves to the guests at Anne's graduation was the perfect conclusion Honestly my words are at a loss to describe this novel and her characters Just trust me this is a REFRESHING novel that has raised the standards for all other authors that I read I appreciate and admire the characters' choices in major and minor decisions Because of Leavitt's writing style at least in the two books that I have read she doesn't let you hangingshe allows these characters to develop and provides you with the answers to a satisfactory conclusion This is a book that I became totally lost in and I truly miss the characters HIGHLY recommend but you won't ever find my copy for sale After I loan it to my mom and friends it will find a permanent spot on my bookcase


  9. Gabby Gabby says:

    I really love this book I've always been a huge fan of Caroline Leavitt and she does not disappoint with this book I didn't know who I felt sympathy for Sara or Eva I mean I felt so much empathy for both of them at different times and I did not expect the intensity and the deep problems that surfaced in this book It was surprising and I love to be surprised because I hate predictable storylines I also really loved Sara's relationship with Danny even though sometimes it wasn't so great I guess it's cause I'm a sucker for young love but it was sweet how much they cared for each other I also loved Eva and George's relationship and I felt like I related to a lot of their ideas and the way they handled certain situations It was just a really good read and I consider it to be one of my favorites


  10. Amy Amy says:

    This book tells the story of a teenage girl who gets pregnant and then gives the baby up for an open adoption The interesting part is that it tells the story from different perspectiveshers her parent's the adoptive family and her boyfriend It reminded me of just how many people and lives are affected than you typically think of


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10 thoughts on “Girls in Trouble

  1. BookNightOwl BookNightOwl says:

    Girls in trouble deals with a 16 year old girl who becomes pregnant and deals with the hard issue of giving the baby up for adoption This book is told from multiple points of views you have the adoptive mother and father Then you have the 16 year old girl and then you even have the child when she gets older I felt the book was good for it's time talking about adoption and the struggles the mother who is giving up her child goes through Overall a well told story

  2. Stephanie "Jedigal" Stephanie "Jedigal" says:

    Great adoption story from multiple viewpoints birth mother adoptive mother adoptive father the child and finally the birth father The book reveals the characters at their weakest but I found the characters very sympathetic although with true to life flaws After all this is what it is to be human striving to do right by other people while also protecting ourselves And a great thing about the book is that the author seems to take an objective view and let you make your decisions about how you feel about the characters and their actions I might see if this author has any other titles

  3. M M says:

    A reluctant three stars I'm not really sure how to tackle this one INitially I thought it was because I read this right after 'Center of everything' that this book seemed weaker first the stories are similar so it could just be overkill and second specific strengths in the former were distinct areas of weakness in the latter COE for one ting had a supremely likeable narrator who I was rooting for and whose personality was clear whereas in this book theheroine is for the mostpart not knowable we are given some facts butbeyond that she is a plot device the other thing that was interesting was that that book was not at all plot heavy I couldnt tell you what COE was about even as much as it was so enjoyably writen but this one kept me interested because the plot was so engaging whereas the characters were under developed anyway as the book went on it went from lots of potential to adeuate to too long and drawn out The concept the dangers of an open adoption between a 16 yr old 'in trouble' and the older couple she is helping out is very interesting but the friendship between the 16 yr old and the 43 yr old prospective adopter seems a little unrealistic and again we are never given a real sense of either character in order to understand why they are so connected The book picks up in pace as this idyllic picture begins to fall apart but then things continue to unravbel and you sense that even the author tires of the plot things keep happening at a rapid pace sentences no longer connect she begins to talk at you My feeling was that this book would have been much climactic if it had ended at a particular point of high drama and then had a seuel since Leavitt seemed so darned determined to have us know every stupid detail of what happened to the adopted baby years down the line arguable if necessary at all; but at the very least not needed all in one book in a way this reminded me of memory keepers daughter tho slightly better written at least but in that fatalistic sense of one mistake setting things in motion the argument that a person can sense unfinished business and always suffer without knowing why yet at the same time the potential not matching the actual book the events dragging on too long and the characters seeming very flat and one dimensional I recommend it as a nice read as something light and page turning a good beach read or whatnot but disappointing in its literary deficiencies and certainly compared to COE it falls uite short

  4. Bonna Bonna says:

    This is such a simply told and modestly written book yet underneath runs a current of such authentic and brave moral vision The bond between a too young mother's birth child and the ideals which make her want to believe her child can belong to someone else play out in complex human terms which deepen rather than gloss over the conflict It opens us the debate about adoption with sensitivity and without any preachiness But importantly it is a brilliantly crafted story By one of our finest writers A writer who isn't afraid to go into darker places and emerge not with simple answers but with the uestions we so desperately need The writing is so good so expert one lives inside the people I couldn't put it down

  5. Susan Susan says:

    I love books that expand my understanding and empathy to others' experiences A lovingly written book with much wisdom about the journey of a woman who gave up her child for adoption at age 16 What makes this good is to see how the heartbreak affects her and the others in the situation the adoptive parentsthe child the girls' parents the father how all are transformed and the ultimate resolution I cared about every character because they were so real I found I couldn't put it down as I traveled throught a gamut of emotions crying or smiling reluctant to lose contact with the characters I hope it makes me a better mother

  6. Renee Renee says:

    This is the first book I read by author Caroline Leavitt and it certainly won't be my last Girls in Trouble is a complex multilayered unsentimental tale of longing greed selfishness compassion and absolute overwhelming love in reference to the Open Adoption process Wrap up a little too neatly at the end but still very much worth the read

  7. Dori Ostermiller Dori Ostermiller says:

    This book opens with a bang and held me deeply in its clutches for the first 150 pages so much so I had trouble putting it down to go to bed at night Leavitt is a master story teller who understands pacing and narrative tension like nobody's business But even better she has a deep psychological grip on her characters who are portrayed as multifaceted flawed and sympathetic human beings all achingly vulnerable all wracked by fear and need and guilt They do things the will regret Often they overcome their worst impulses too and despite the painful riveting twists and turns of this story about an open adoption gone wrong what Leaviitt leaves us with is a sense that love does prevail despite the regret and pain of paths not taken that there is room for second and third chances and that families indeed do come in every shape and size Although the prose in this book isn't at all showy or lyrical it's uite spare Leavitt's poetry is in her deep understanding of human nature and the profound ways our colliding paths reverberate through time and space I look forward to reading books by this author

  8. Amy Amy says:

    This author's books are for fans of Jodi Picoult Diane Chamberlain and Kristin Hannah However once reading Caroline Leavitt's writing you will wonder where she has been all your reading life and become a devoted fan In my opinion she truly stands alone in her powerful writing style I ordered 3 of her books from a bookstore but finally found the rest of her books through 's used bookstores and look forward to their arrival any day now I THINK I have tracked all of her books down Leavitt has an incredible ability to make her characters and their decisions REAL I LOVED this book and it has stayed with me several days after reading I wanted so badly to rally behind just one character and put all my sympathies toward that character There are no bad guys in this book just characters with deep emotions and difficult situations Leavitt's characters are extremely complex and you find yourself empathazing with every single character When reading from the perspective of Sara you feel her anguish as a teen mother and the poignant loss of her first loves her baby and her boyfriend She also makes Eve and George such likeable characters and you can relate Eve's difficulties as a new mother and her efforts to deal with the open adoption and Sara's increasing presence It is amazing to me that an author can make a reader either like or RELATE to every character It was a refreshing outlook on open adoptions as well I particularly like how Leavitt doesn't let her characters dwell in their situationthey ALL find a way to pick themselves up and move on They DEAL with what life has dealt them a good lesson for all of us She also doesn't let them succumb to what would be a fairytale unrealistic ending It is obvious Leavitt respects her characters and in turn allows them to be human but make choices that are TRUE to their characters and not play to what the reader may want to see happen The chemistry and drama between Danny his wife Charlotte another likeable character and Sara is touching and realistic but does not cross any unnecessary boundaries The reader is left respecting Danny for his maturity and commitment how many times does that happen in the fiction world??Leavitt allows her characters to GROW and MATURE Loved how she brought the characters full circle Thought the ending of how Sara and Eve introduced themselves to the guests at Anne's graduation was the perfect conclusion Honestly my words are at a loss to describe this novel and her characters Just trust me this is a REFRESHING novel that has raised the standards for all other authors that I read I appreciate and admire the characters' choices in major and minor decisions Because of Leavitt's writing style at least in the two books that I have read she doesn't let you hangingshe allows these characters to develop and provides you with the answers to a satisfactory conclusion This is a book that I became totally lost in and I truly miss the characters HIGHLY recommend but you won't ever find my copy for sale After I loan it to my mom and friends it will find a permanent spot on my bookcase

  9. Gabby Gabby says:

    I really love this book I've always been a huge fan of Caroline Leavitt and she does not disappoint with this book I didn't know who I felt sympathy for Sara or Eva I mean I felt so much empathy for both of them at different times and I did not expect the intensity and the deep problems that surfaced in this book It was surprising and I love to be surprised because I hate predictable storylines I also really loved Sara's relationship with Danny even though sometimes it wasn't so great I guess it's cause I'm a sucker for young love but it was sweet how much they cared for each other I also loved Eva and George's relationship and I felt like I related to a lot of their ideas and the way they handled certain situations It was just a really good read and I consider it to be one of my favorites

  10. Amy Amy says:

    This book tells the story of a teenage girl who gets pregnant and then gives the baby up for an open adoption The interesting part is that it tells the story from different perspectiveshers her parent's the adoptive family and her boyfriend It reminded me of just how many people and lives are affected than you typically think of

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