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Nick Hornby, Slam

February 26, 2009

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Just when everything is coming together for Sam, his girlfriend Alicia drops a bombshell. Actually, she’s his ex-girlfriend — because by the time she tells him she’s pregnant, they’ve already split up. Sam does not want to be a teenage dad. His mother had him at sixteen and has made it very clear how having a baby so young interrupted her life. There’s only one person Sam can turn to — his hero, skating legend Tony Hawk. Sam believes the answers to life’s problems can be found in Hawk’s autobiography. But even Tony Hawk isn’t offering answers this time — or is he? Inexplicably, Sam finds himself whizzed into the future, for a quick glimpse of what will be…or what could be. In this wonderfully witty, touching story about a teenage boy unexpectedly thrust into fatherhood, it’s up to Sam to make the right decisions so the bad things that could happen, well, don’t.

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