Most people don’t know this about me, but I love reading. I don’t read as much as those kids who REALLY LOVE reading and bring a book around with them everywhere, but I do love it. That’s why when my Mom’s editor gave me a book to review for HelloGiggles, I was ecstatic. My first book review! To be honest, I’m probably not that good at reviewing things. I don’t know how to express my love for things in a mature way. When I do, it’s mostly “asdfjklfdfghjklkjhgfdhlkdjsklhcleh” or “OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER I CAN’T BREATHE”. For this review, though, I’ll try not to enthuse my liking for this book like a fangirl. I’ll try. Now, quite frankly, I didn’t think that Mothership was going to be that good. But once I got into it, I literally could not stop reading!
Mothership is a tween-teen book about a teen mother named Elvie Nara. The year is 2074. Elvie isn’t just a normal teen mother, though – she’s a teen mother that lives on a spaceship with a group of other teen mothers. The father of her baby is Cole Archer, the school hottie, who just so happens to also be the father of Britta’s baby. Britta is Elvie’s arch nemesis. One normal day in the Hanover school for expecting teen mothers, a ship of (very, very attractive) commandos hijack the ship. One of which, being Cole. They tell the girls that their teachers at the school were actually aliens who want to use their babies to repopulate their species. Don’t you just hate it when that happens? Later, all the mothers find out that Hanover School for Expecting Teen Mothers is actually a school filled with girls who were impregnated by aliens and are currently carrying alien babies.
One of the reasons why I love Mothership so much is that it really translates to the way that teens interact with each other, and really gives the perspective of someone who seems 16. Sometimes YA novels don’t really work because the adults who write them don’t understand the vocabulary and the way that kids these day talk, but I think that the authors of this book captured the teen voice perfectly. Another one of the reasons why I loved this book so much is because Elvie was such a strong female lead. She’s has a personality and isn’t a wimp, unlike some other female leads in big books (Bella Swan). She really stood up for herself when she needed to, and I really like that.
Overall, Mothership was a very interesting book to read, unlike any book I’ve ever read before. It was really funny with sad parts too- and I learned a new word or two! Mothership comes out in stores on July 10!