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The First Part Last

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The First Part Last

By Angela Johnson

Simon Pulse, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780689849237, 144pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2005

Bobby's a classic urban teenager. He's restless. He's impulsive. But the thing that makes him different is this: He's going to be a father. His girlfriend, Nia, is pregnant, and their lives are about to change forever. Instead of spending time with friends, they'll be spending time with doctors, and next, diapers. They have options: keeping the baby, adoption. They want to do the right thing.
If only it was clear what the right thing was.

Praise For The First Part Last

U.S. News and World Report

Johnson has carved a niche writing realistically about young people's issues.

SLJ, starred review

Brief, poetic, and absolutely riveting.

Publishers Weekly, starred review

Readers will only clamor for more.

Booklist, starred review