ARC Review | Unpregnant by Jenni Hendriks & Ted Caplan

UnpregnantTitle: Unpregnant

Authors: Jenni Hendriks & Ted Caplan

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Publisher: HarperCollins

Release Date: September 10, 2019


I hate writing bad reviews for books. I want to like all the books I read – that’s why I pick them up in the first place, not struggle through them worrying they’re going to put me in a slump. Unfortunately, Unpregnant by Jenni Hendricks & Ted Caplin was one of those rare books where nothing worked for me. I just did not like this at all. I didn’t like the charcters – and actually hated a few, the relationships felt underdeveloped, and the plot was just a run-on joke.

I appreciate that the authors were going for a light-hearted comedy, when dealing with a heavier topic, but literally nothing in the story made an impression or impact on me. It went from one outlandish adventure to the next – stolen cars, attempted cow tipping, stip clubs, and a little B&E. And yeah, it was kinda fun, but with no real emotional grounding if felt wasted and one dimensional. I do think the abortion plot is kinda glossed over and used as a plot device to really focuses on the reconnected friendship between Veronica and Bailey, and while I always love a friendship-focused story, there wasn’t enough here to make me care for either of the characters. I still don’t feel like I really know either of them, their history, their families. I could maybe give you a few bullet points about each, but not many.

It took me around 2 hours to read this and it’s just a whole blur of bleh. I really thought I would love this – or at least enjoy it, but sadly that was not the case. I seem to be an outlier with this book, so if you think it’s interesting or worth checking out make sure to check our some other reviews and read a preview if you can.  And if you decide to pick it up, I hope you like it more than me.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

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