Pregnancy and knitting are unrelated, right?

Teenage pregnancy and knitting are unrelated. Yet, Barbara Delinsky attempts to weave them together in the story of a yarn dying high school principal and her daughter’s pregnancy pact.

Not My Daughter is about three teenage girls who make a pact to get pregnant and raise their babies together. The girls’ mothers also are best friends (and partners in a knitting business) who must deal with the small-town social implications of their daughters’ choices.

This book was overly-detailed in areas not applicable to the primary plot. Specifically, the knitting and yard-dying narrative bogged down the story, making me feel like I sometimes was forcing myself to keep reading.

Overall, this is not a book I recommend. There are just too many other options to drudge through a mediocre story.

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