The First Principle review by aliannajo
The First Principle: A Novel
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Faith-based

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Age at time of review - 12
Reviewer's Location - Hull, IA, United States
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In a futuristic America where the government has almost total control, a girl named Vivica gets pregnant with her ex-boyfriend. Getting pregnant is against the law, so Vivica runs away with this guy named Drake who helps keep her pregnancy hidden. Other people help Vivica go into hiding, while Martina—a lady who works for Vivica's mom—searches for her. Vivica's mom is a governor who's trying to become president. Her mom insists that she abort the baby, but Vivica will do everything she can to save her baby. Her new boyfriend is a strong Christian and tries to help Vivica become a Christian and do the right thing. Will Vivica abort the baby? Will Vivica's mom become president? Read this exciting book to find out what happens.

Opinion: 

The First Principle was a super good book. I had a hard time putting it down. I wanted to keep reading to see what would happen next. I could read it ten more times. I told my friends about it and now they are interested. It's definitely a book others should read. I am twelve years old, and it was easy to read and understand. Middle school students would enjoy this book; for kids younger than twelve, it would be hard to understand. It has some mature content because it talks about birth and abortion, but that is another reason why I picked middle schoolers as readers because these are important subjects. Marissa Shrock did a very good job writing The First Principle. I will definitely be looking forward to the next book she writes.

Rating:
5
Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

Explain your content rating: 

talk of birth and abortion; teen pregnancy; dystopian society where forced abortion is the law
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