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by Patricia Dizenzo

  • ISBN: 055314944X
  • Category: Сhildren's books
  • Author: Patricia Dizenzo
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bantam Books (October 1, 1982)
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  • Rating: 4.4
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The entire book consists of Phoebe reflecting on her situation and her daydreams of various conversations about her pregnancy.

The entire book consists of Phoebe reflecting on her situation and her daydreams of various conversations about her pregnancy. She pursues an abortion lead, but being the 70s, that is illegal ends up going nowhere (a friend of a friend won't give her the name). At the very end of the book (100 pages in), barely showing at three months-ish, she tells her boyfriend, then hangs up the phone and runs to her room.

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Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience. by Patricia Dizenzo; W Wielek-Berg, pseud. Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience. Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books.

Published by Thriftbooks. Funny,thing is that the same fears that we had and were portrayed in the book are still real fears for girls today. In an age of increased sexual education, many teenage girls still do not take the time to fully recognize the tragic results of lack of good judgment and trust in their parents.

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Difficult decisions must be made by a sixteen-year-old girl who learns that she is pregnant
Reviews about Phoebe (4):
DART-SKRIMER
Patricia Dizenzo (WHY ME? THE STORY OF JENNY)'s PHOEBE (1970) apparently started life as an adaptation of a film of the same name produced by the National Film Board of Canada. So it says on the cover, as was pointed out on the blog at which I heard of any of it, "Lost Classics of Teen Lit, 1939-1989."

If you've read THE MEMORY KEEPER'S DAUGHTER more recently, you might wonder if that one's author, Kim Edwards, read PHOEBE in her past and named MEMORY's twins after this Phoebe and her boyfriend Paul. That jumped out at me right away. Anyway, Dizenzo's Phoebe Altman is 16 and has spent her summer nights with Paul, hitchhiking with little to no trouble (as compared to Jenny in WHY ME?) to "their" cottage...and it's there that she Gets Into Trouble. PHOEBE is 120 pages about how she deals with the realization, from imagining "best"- and "worst"-case scenarios of talking to her parents and teachers and possibly a doctor, to actually talking to her best friend Joanne who has an older sister in college who might have some different insights and answers, to figuring out what to do with all the answers and all the more questions. At one point she even--well, you'll see.

I like how the book begins; I can imagine how the film begins. (Maybe it'll show up on YouTube sometime.) The first paragraph gazes as her while she's sleeping; the second paragraph begins: "Something was wrong with the room" and ends atmospherically enough. I didn't realize that Raggedy-Ann dolls were called something else in Canada.

And how it ends--it works wells as a book, and you can imagine how it worked as a film.

In-between: Phoebe really dreads telling her parents her big news, because the atmosphere around the Altman "home" is tense enough already. Her own condition makes her think more about parents and family life and the day-to-day atmosphere. Dizenzo presents this very well. The reader will sympathize.
lubov
I read this book when I was in high school ? years ago and waslooking for it to share with my high school age daughter. Funny,thing is that the same fears that we had and were portrayed in the book are still real fears for girls today. In an age of increased sexual education, many teenage girls still do not take the time to fully recognize the tragic results of lack of good judgment and trust in their parents. I am glad to share this book with my daughter to help us to talk about issues that may be hard for some teenagers to discuss with their parents. These types of books,told from a teeanagers perspective are valuable tools in helping to keep the lines of communication open with your teen. I am thankful that my daughter is receptive to my reading suggestions and open enough to discuss these topics with me. I hope that she shares this book with her friends who may not have the relationship that we share, they can be great ice breakers.
Kesalard
Depressing look at how teenage girls had to live before feminism, especially a teenager who was pregnant. Phoebe comes across as a helpless victim when she finds herself pregnant and is scared half out of her mind about what her parent are going to say. And it doesn't help matters that she lives in a prim proper neighborhood where sex and controversial topics were never raised. To make matters worse, Phoebe seems unfocused about her life in general. She just shows up in school and daydreams her way through her classes, but doesn't seem to have any interests or activities. Her life seems to revolve around her boyfriend, Paul. She has Joanne for a friend, but blew her off last year when she started dating Paul, but then turns to Joanne when she needs a shoulder to lean on about being pregnant. I might have had her sneak somewhere and get an abortion, then finish school and maybe ended it with something like," maybe her parents might know in the future, maybe not." The whole pregnancy resulted from the lack of information she had about her own body and about birth control. I think it's better to be a teenager today, where they have access to birth control and information to make wise choices. Teenage pregnancy is NOT a new phenominon, but was a well-hidden secret until recently. It's too bad Phoebe didn't have access to books like Judy Blume's "Forever." Instead she only had an ignorant gym teacher who preached the double standard of sexuality.
Hǻrley Quinn
I first read this book in high school, and recently found it again about twelve years later. I thought it was an interesting look at a teen girl dealing with getting pregnant. She has to face the fact that it is really happening, and then decide what she will do. This book was written in the late 60s or very early 70s, so it does mention that abortion was illegal then. Phoebe tries talking to different people who could help her, and at the end she has to tell her boyfriend and parents. The book as a whole is pretty good, but I didn't really like the end, since it doesn't say what happens to Phoebe after everyone finds out.

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