Mahalia

Mahalia MATT LOVED EVERYTHING about Emmy He loved her freckled luminous magical body He loved her free spirit He loved the future he saw when he found out Emmy was pregnant And he loved her answer when her

  • Title: Mahalia
  • Author: Joanne Horniman
  • ISBN: 9780375823251
  • Page: 469
  • Format: None
  • MATT LOVED EVERYTHING about Emmy He loved her freckled, luminous, magical body He loved her free spirit He loved the future he saw when he found out Emmy was pregnant And he loved her answer when her parents protested their decision to keep the baby We ll just love it, okay Full of emotion and insight, Mahalia is the story of one teenage boy s struggle to be a bMATT LOVED EVERYTHING about Emmy He loved her freckled, luminous, magical body He loved her free spirit He loved the future he saw when he found out Emmy was pregnant And he loved her answer when her parents protested their decision to keep the baby We ll just love it, okay Full of emotion and insight, Mahalia is the story of one teenage boy s struggle to be a better father than he knows how A poignant and memorable love story of a young father and his daughter School Library Journal A starkly candid and sensitive portrait of teenage parenthood The Horn Book Magazine A Children s Peace Literature Prize Recommended Book Children s Book Council of Australia Awards Shortlist

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    1. Kate O'Donnell

      matt and emmy were only teenagers when they discovered they were expecting a baby. but they decided they would love her and worry about the other problems later. but emmy can't seem to cope and before mahalia is six months old she leaves them and goes to stay with her godmother in sydney. matt is fiercely determined to take care of mahalia by himself and be beholden to no one. this is a beautiful story and very realistic. again set in lismore (reading jo's novels you expect to see characters fro [...]

    2. Ramisa

      Mahalia handles a lesser-explored aspect of teen pregnancy; fatherhood. I fell in love with Matt's caring, gentle nature, Mahalia's innocence and oblivion of the world around her, and the people around Matt who helped him heal. Although I spent most of the story feeling sorry for Matt, I still understood Emmy's rather selfish departure and their separate ways. A bittersweet story, but with a happy (although completely different from the beginning) ending to leave you satisfied. Also, I wrote thi [...]

    3. Lindi

      Another in the teen dad genre. Better than Angela Johnson's The First Part Last, but not as compelling as Hanging on to Max, by Margaret Bechard. Set in Australia, and that's interesting. I did love the main character and his determination to care for to his daughter.

    4. Finley

      The book Mahalia is a poorly written book, with little story line. The story revolves around a young man named Matt and his baby Mahalia and the distant memory of their dead beat/not in the picture mother. I would recommend this book if you were a light reader or wasn’t into novels with a dunce story line and plot. These books left me screaming someone call the child services. I give this book 1 out of 5 stars on the fact that the author little to no explanations of characters and their though [...]

    5. Urszula

      I have found this book very simple and slow going with little action. But I liked the fact that it was a 17 year old boy who became Mother and Father to Mahalia, and as such he loved being with and looking after his dougher. It was inspiring how he didn't want to fail as a father and how much pride he took in looking after Mahalia. The rest of the characters were likable and interesting. I would recommend this book to all teenagers to learn that all actions have their consequences.

    6. Mrssummers

      It wasn't bad, I liked the main character and how much he adored his daughter. I liked how imperfect he was as a father and how honestly raw it could be at times. I liked the vividness of the setting. What I wasn't a fan of was the writing. It seemed amateurish. I suppose that could be because it was written from a teenage boys point of view but I didn't find that aspect appealing. I wouldn't read it again but I'm glad I read it the first time.

    7. Alba

      OMG this is one of the best books i have ever read. A 17 year old teenager becomes a Father and Mother to his daughter Mahalia. i love that this book is about a guy who became a man when he decided to take care of his babyOHH it was such a cute book,

    8. Tori

      Nothing much really happened. Was tempted to give up part way through, but figured something must happen soon.

    9. Margherita Dolcevita

      Sul retro del libro c'è scritto "Dai 13 anni in su", questo lo configura come libro per ragazzi.Io ora non è che sono esperta di adolescenti, ma secondo me nessun quindicenne leggerebbe un libro del genere.E' il tipico romanzo per ragazzi che però può piacere solo agli adulti. Non so se sia un difetto o un grosso problema, ma io di quindicenni che vorrebbero leggere la storia di un loro coetaneo (giù di lì) ragazzo padre senza soldi non ne conosco. Il libro a me è piaciuto. E' molto sempl [...]

    10. Ms Tlaskal

      I very much enjoyed a boy's perspective on parenthood in this novel. Like in a baby's day nothing and everything seems to happen and it is so valuable for teens to see that a boy could do all the laborious everyday work with a child. Her writing is beautiful and limpid, you just want to keep on reading and sharing her gentle, delicate view of the world where everyone, even a little motherless baby has a place.

    11. Heather

      A sweet story about a young father and his baby girl. Mahalia was absolutely gorgeous and made me smile throughout the book. I also liked Matt and sympathised with him as he tired so hard to be a good dad and do something with his life. However, as a story this book was slow and I don't think it would appeal to many teens,

    12. Katie

      The struggles the 17 year old faces as a new parent are struggles we all can feel at times. It is a realistic view on why you can let others help you and no one has to raise a baby alone. Let those who offer help, help you.

    13. Meghan Douglas

      Short, manageable, simple, and beautiful. Admirable protagonist navigates the crushing reality of being a single teenaged dad while mourning the loss of his relationship. Doesn't romanticise teen pregnancy at all, but doesn't demonise it either.

    14. Courtney Johnson

      I really liked how this book was written. I could picture it in my head the entire time. I was sad when Emmy came back and claimed that she wanted Mahalia back. However, I was so happy how the book ended, with a compromise.

    15. Irisvdd

      read it for the billion-ist time,still love it,it's just soooooo freaking adorable and cute and beautifulI just love it. x

    16. Nandar

      This book brought me to tears. I liked the fact that this was a guy instead of a girl. I swear the baby was the most adorable thing alive and Matt. What an awesome dad.

    17. Ren

      **4.5 STARSThis was really really good. It was a tad hard to get into at first but overall I thought it was excellent.

    18. Jess

      I loved this book, and admittedly I'm rating it based on my opinion from reading it back in high school, but I'd love to read it again.

    19. Tetty

      . must be difficcult for young couple to raise a childbut u can't just give it up.ere's always way out

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