Mothership

Mothership

Paperback - 2012
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Pregnancy is never easy--especially not when extraterrestrials are involved. Equal parts Juno and Aliens this first novel in the Ever-Expanding Universe trilogy is a hilarious, science-fiction romp that Kirkus Reviews calls "pure fun."

Elvie Nara was doing just fine in the year 2074. She had a great best friend, a dad she adored, and a bright future working on the Ares Project on Mars. But then she had to get involved with sweet, gorgeous, dumb-as-a-brick Cole--and now she's pregnant.

Getting shipped off to the Hanover School for Expecting Teen Mothers was not how Elvie imagined spending her junior year, but she can go with the flow. That is, until a team of hot commandos hijacks the ship--and one of them turns out to be Cole. She hasn't seen him since she told him she's pregnant, and now he's bursting into her new home to tell her that her teachers are aliens and want to use her unborn baby to repopulate their species? Nice try, buddy. You could have just called.

So fine, finding a way off this ship is priority number one, but first Elvie has to figure out how Cole ended up as a commando, work together with her arch-nemesis, and figure out if she even wants to be a mother--assuming they get back to Earth in one piece.
Publisher: New York : Saga Press, c2012
ISBN: 9781481442862
Branch Call Number: PB FIC LEI
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 17 cm
Additional Contributors: Neal, Isla

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mammothhawk229e
Feb 15, 2018

Kudos on author on using teen pregnancy as plot device in science fiction novel. Feel more like cold war thriller on naive teenager on who to trust.
It's feel like ABC's After School Special or a Robert Corman B-movie, but that's not necessarily a bad thing...

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Starpoem
Jun 24, 2017

What I liked: If you are looking for something original, edgy, and funny, you'll enjoy this book. It's a breath of fresh air.

What I disliked: The writing was a bit choppy at some points. The term "chromer," as it is used in the book, crosses the line: it's not edgy, it's offensive, and I don't know why the editor kept the term in the book.

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basslover
Nov 15, 2016

I liked this book. It was really funny.

PimaLib_SierraG Sep 14, 2016

There are certainly good things about this book: there is no romanticizing about pregnancy, there is actual life-or-death danger, a genuinely mechanically capable protagonist.
It's a fun read, I do recommend, just don't expect it to be totally mind-bending.
Mothership is all about a fun read (even though there is actually a far amount of gunfire for a book involving pregnant ladies).

I really enjoyed this book! It is snarky and light-hearted even though the characters are dealing with some pretty serious space stuff. It's like "Juno" in space!
~Alexa

Adamrose36 Jul 15, 2014

I really love this book because it's inspirational in so many ways.

blue_dog_9600 Jul 15, 2014

this is a really good book and would like it to be in a movie

bluedog91 Jun 30, 2014

i love this book i would reccomend this book to anyone

Ringiejean Jun 25, 2014

i love that book because it give an inspiration to read more.

Esther139 Jun 06, 2014

At first i thought that this book was going to suck but it doesn't it sounds like a really amazing story

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blue_dog_9600 Jul 17, 2014

A teenage girl gets pregnant and is sent to Hanover (school for expecting teens in space) and is faced with all sort of challenges

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