SLAM by Nick Hornby is teen pregnancy from the male point of view. Nick, a troubled 16 year old skateboarder is history repeating itself, in that his mother was only 16 when he was born, and his father seldom sees him. His chief confidant seems to be a poster of skateboarder Tony Hawk from whom he seeks advice. Nick truly wants to 'get ahead' in life and be more and better than his parents. He KNOWS this pregnancy with Alicia is so wrong on so many levels, and knows they have no future together, but he wants to be there for his son Rufus and do a better job of parenting than he was parented. He pushes ahead and takes a few college courses and magically dreams/glimpses his future with a different female, but 'knows' he and Alicia will attempt to remain 'friends' in order to co-parent Rufus. Sam is a determined young male who has lived the life he DOES NOT want for his own son. This book serves an an excellent reminder for males that they also suffer a lot when they become a dad way too soon in life. The message is loud and clear in SLAM that every child deserves a dad and all young males need to be responsible. (Feedback about this item is greatly appreciated, and I invite you to become a follower to receive notices of FREEBIES, SALES, and newly posted products). THANK YOU!!