The Pregnancy Project By Gaby Rodriguez and Jenna Blatzer Independent Reading
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Toppenish High School

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Toppenish high school is the school where the pregnancy project took place. She created a landmark for the news casts.

Jen Gilbreath's comment, May 28, 2013 3:03 PM
This was a good map to use because it was the main setting of the book, and it was in the media after the project took place.
Katerina's comment, May 28, 2013 3:30 PM
I really like being able to connect a visual map to where all this drama in Gaby's life happened. It shows us where Gaby conducted her experiment and gives a frame of reference to where Gaby grew up.
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Bumped (Bumped, #1)

Bumped (Bumped, #1) | The Pregnancy Project By Gaby Rodriguez and Jenna Blatzer Independent Reading |
When a virus makes everyone over the age of eighteen infertile, would-be parents pay teen girls to conceive and give birth to their child...
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16 year old identical twins live in two completely different worlds that both revolve around pregnancy in different ways. Melody lives in the world were a virus that makes women 18 and older infertile. She is searching for the perfect person to "bump" with and make her host family happy. While Harmony lives in the society that believes that waiting for marriage is the right time to have a baby. She is super religious and is trying to convince her twin sister that her way of life is the right way. Harmony and melody end in this battle of the twins without really knowing that their battling.


Relating back to the pregnancy project both books have a theme of pregnancy and prove it to be a struggle. It creates drama between two different worlds of it's good and it's bad. The good being that it is neccesary for survival or that it is a beautiful thing, and the bad being that it messes up your life and creates unwanted pregnancy. Both books show these two worlds that that clash in opinions on pregnancy.

Jen Gilbreath's comment, May 28, 2013 3:15 PM
I think this sounds like an interesting book because instead of bashing pregnant teens, it encourages teens to get pregnant. This is a good related book because it deals with the problems we face now and how later it may still be an issue, but in a different sense.
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Teen Fakes Pregnancy as Social Experiment

Teen Fakes Pregnancy as Social Experiment | The Pregnancy Project By Gaby Rodriguez and Jenna Blatzer Independent Reading |
Gaby Rodriguez, 17, shocked her friends, teachers and family when she said she was pregnant. She surprised them even more when she revealed this week that for six months, she faked the pregnancy.
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Gaby Rodriguez is 17 and not really pregnant. She rocked her school with one of the most shocking senior projects they have ever seen. Instead of the typical senior project she chooses to take a stand against the irresponsible teenage pregnancy's. Everyone around her was dissapointed until they found out the truth! After the truth was revealed at her shocking presentation she was able to show how bullying and words can hurt someone. Instead of bashing on these teens who got pregnant she wants to tell people that they need help. By supporting them, even though you may not agree with it, their lifes can be changed into a better world.


This relates to the book because it is her story. It is told through a media stand point with a short video clip as well. In the book she talks about how the new agencies were coming after her to get her story first. They called her all the time until they got an interview. This was one of her biggest interviews that she did and she was excited but annoyed about it.

Jen Gilbreath's comment, May 28, 2013 3:08 PM
I think her summary is interesting because it shows that Gaby's senior project was unlike everyone else's, so it immediately captures my attention. Also it sums up the main idea that Gaby wanted others to see from the project, that bullying hurts and that pregnant teens should not be bashed. Instead, they should be supported. The clip is a great reference because it is Gaby herself talking about her experiences.
Stephen's comment, May 28, 2013 3:09 PM
This is pretty interesting how one person is able to trick the common public, but one thing that I did not like about this review is I don't feel like I know who Rodriguez is. I know what she did, but not who she is.
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The Pregnancy Project

The Pregnancy Project | The Pregnancy Project By Gaby Rodriguez and Jenna Blatzer Independent Reading |
Growing up, Gaby Rodriguez was often told she would end up a teen mom. After all, her mother and her older sisters had gotten pregnant as...
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In this book Gaby decides to have a really intense senior project. She decides to only tell a few people about this to make it seem real. She is judged alot by her fellow classmates because they all thought she had a future and wasn't going to screw up her life. She wanted to teach everyone that being a teen that is pregnant, they need support not hatred. By people leaving their child or friend they are just causing them to have a better chance of harming the pregnant teen. Gaby is a very strong character who has alot of plans for her future. Her brothers and sisters seem to all be messed up because of pregnancy, drugs, and alcohol. She was the one "angel" in the family. She was smart and had friends; she was successful.


This book seemed to really capture my attention. I could not put it down; I read it in one night. The beginning is quite boring and just seems to drag on, but it is neccesary in order to understand the rest of the book. When the project starts to begin that is when the story really picks up. If you can get through the beginning than the book is amazing.

Stephen's comment, May 28, 2013 3:11 PM
This book seems pretty interesting. I think this experiment might also be a way of defending her families pride.
Jen Gilbreath's comment, May 28, 2013 3:19 PM
I think the main idea was that pregnant teens need support from others, which this says in the summary. This review seemed honest.