Book Review: The Birth of Hope by Jeane Rhodes
The Birth of Hope
By: Jeane Rhodes
Author of the book, “The Birth of Hope”, Jeane Rhodes has written a book full of hope for young women that find themselves pregnant at an early age! So many times these stories are wrought with a bad situation that turns even worse as the pregnancy progresses.
The book centers around a young woman named Tasha, who while in foster care finds that she is pregnant after having her first sexual encounter. She comes from a family with a long history of issues; a mother who was a prostitute and deep into drugs, serving time in prison and a sister who is now going down the same road as mom. Even though Tasha is in foster care, she had high hopes for her own life – until she found she was pregnant.
Scared to tell her foster parents because she assumed they would be done with her, she finds that they actually support and help her. In addition, the father of the child, Justin, who is also in foster care, wants to step up and help take care of his child as well as marry Tasha.
You follow their story, as the baby, named Hope, develops. Their journey is not always happy and the characters are so well rounded that you actually feel their fear and uncertainty. But, you will leave the story with a new found respect for young people who are going through this and actually step up to the plate!
While reading this book you may find that you change your view about the young girls who end up in this situation as well as the father of the child. Sometimes, it actually works!
I highly recommend this book and it should be on a must read list for young women from 13 yrs old and up!