The topic of this book is about a woman’s life while she is pregnant. We follow her through all nine months of the pregnancy and get to know her family and her friends. Her name is Sharon and she is about 20 years old.
We follow her family with their everyday problems, her friends and how she feels about what is happening inside her. The baby’s father, George Burgess, is a person she hates. Therefor she doesn’t say who the father is. However, George tells his friends that she is a “good little ride”. This upsets Sharon and she tells him to shut up. But she is a bit to late and the rumours start to fly in the little town. Her friends stands up for her except Yvonne. George is her father and she doesn’t speak to Sharon again. Sharon has a little book about pregnancy and she reads it all the time to know what will happen to her. She is a bit afraid, but she doesn’t show it. She is the strongest person in the house and if she brakes down the whole family will break down as well. George Burgess tries to get in contact with Sharon and says he loves her. Sharon tells him to buzz off as the asshole he is and to not make a bigger fool out of himself. This is when she makes up that t was a Spanish sailor that made her pregnant. Most people believe her, but they have their doubts, but Sharon keeps saying it, hoping that the baby won’t look like George Burgess. He has fled from his family, but he comes back again after some time. His wife has figured out who he has made pregnant, but Sharon’s mother tells her to buzz off and stop saying untrue things. She also slaps her across the face. She stops putting out the rumours about who the true father is. Sharon’s father is angry at her because she says it is a Spanish sailor that is the father. He stays mad at her for some weeks, but when she talks to him she says that she is moving out. This makes him forgive her and he begs her not to move out. Actually she isn’t moving out, but she says she’ll stay.