07 October 2011
Hanging on to Max
Bechard, Margaret. Hanging on to Max. Brookfield, Connecticut: Roaring Brook Press, 2002.
Sam is a high school junior. During the day he goes to school, and at night he picks his son up from day care and takes him home to care for him. Caring for a toddler while also juggling academics and decisions about his future has become difficult, but Sam is sure that keeping Max was the right thing to do. Or was it?
This book was interesting; never before have I heard of a book about a teen single father. Sam faced many struggles and found it difficult to relate to his peers and struggled with ideas of college and the realities of caring for his son. The ending of this book was both happy and sad. I will admit: this book made me cry.