The Lit Report is the story of Julia and her best friend Ruth. Ruth finds herself pregnant a few weeks after a party and she and Julia decide they are better off hiding it from Ruth's overly involved, Christian fanatic parents. Lucky for Julia, her own stepmother is also pregnant and Julia is able to collect all kinds of supplies and information about caring for a pregnancy and birth.
The girls' plan for birth? A log cabin "home delivery," where their parents will think they are on a church retreat. And the baby safely laid on the steps of Ruth's father's church for someone to take to the hospital. There is one thing they didn't count on: falling in love with the baby.
A simple story, written to a younger audience, The Lit Report was okay. My age and experience definitely affects my view of it, but I can see a preteen or early teen audience enjoying this book. Julia, the narrator, makes books references throughout her entire reporting of the experience, which I enjoyed.
Woo hoo! for having one more challenge book done! How are your reading challenges for 2014 proceeding?