Mothership- Book Review
September 21, 2012 in TeenSpace
Mothership by Martin Leicht and Isla Neal is a wildy entertaining, yet odd story about teen pregnancy. Set about 50 yrs in the future, Elvie, an all around good kid and daddy’s girl, finds herself knocked up after being charmed by popular Cole. After seeing a commercial for a school space station that caters to pregnant teens, her dad decides to send her there. Unfortunately Cole’s pregnant girlfriend also ends up there and loves to bully Elvie. One day Elvie and a couple of her friends are skipping class when they notice some strange intruders in space suits sneaking into the school. They run to get the other girls when they see that something has gone wrong with their teachers– they are trying to drown all the teens. A huge battle ensues and readers find out that the “intruders” are actually there to save the girls, and one of the intruders just happens to be Cole. Things get weirder as readers find out what happened to make the teachers go crazy and who is still out to get them and why?
There is some violence and light cussing, no graphic sex or even much mention of it. The fact that they are pregnant shouldn’t detract teens from the story as these girls are quite aware of the consequences of their actions. Yes, they make light of it, but in no way does it sound appealing. Mothership is truly a fun chick lit story with a lot of action and sci fi elements thrown in. It’s very fast paced and humorous and should appeal to teens 14+