Saturday, January 29, 2005

Doormat By Kelly McWilliams

Doormat is about Jamie and Melissa two fourteen year olds who are best friends. They are also both involved in theater. Melissa is beautiful, popular and wants to be a model. Jamie is the reliable friend who would do anything for Melissa. So when Melissa becomes pregnant it is up to Jamie to help her out. Zach overhears them talking one day and helps Melissa and Jamie through all of this. After some convincing by Zach and Jamie, Melissa tells her parents and has the baby. Melissa's parents are not happy with what has transpired, but eventually they come to accept what has happened. Jamie and Melissa have both their lives changed, and have grown stronger because of what has transpired in their lives in the past year. This book is a quick read and grabs your attention and holds it until the end.

Tom Burnham

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