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  • Author:
    Anna Fienberg
  • ISBN:
    0385327587
  • ISBN13:
    978-0385327589
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  • Publisher:
    Delacorte Books for Young Readers (June 13, 2000)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Literature & Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.6
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Borrowed Light will inspire thoughtful discussions in book groups or classrooms. Anna Fienberg deals with the 'problem' of teenage pregnancy sensitively and her wonderful description of Callisto's life is great to relate to. Overall, a great read.

Borrowed Light will inspire thoughtful discussions in book groups or classrooms. What some may consider a "touchy subject" is handled with feeling and deliacy, with no judgment passed.

Borrowed Light is an intensely honest, painful, funny book. Anna Fienberg writes with sensitivity and panache about the intricate relationships between family, friends and lovers. Fizzing with ideas, wit and passion. Agnes Nieuwenhuizen. It reminds me why writers write and readers read.

That, and the feeling of being inhabited. When I was sixteen, these two discoveries lay side by side in my mind, as separate and solid as stones. In time they connected, until, looking back, I could. never see one without the other. I FIRST SAW THE surface of the moon through a telescope in my garden when I was twelve. My grandmother and I were standing near the azalea bush, our bare feet moist with dew. We were ‘reading the sky’, as she put it. We did that often

Anna Fienberg’s 'Borrowed Light' is one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful books about teen pregnancy I’ve ever read.

Anna Fienberg’s 'Borrowed Light' is one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful books about teen pregnancy I’ve ever read. Jun 14, 2010 Nomes rated it it was amazing.

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Sixteen-year-old Callisto May feels a deep connection to astronomy. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 14 years ago. I read a great deal of books, with teen fiction being one of my specialities. Believe me when I say Borrowed Light is a must-read. The protagonist is a teenager named Calliope who finds herself more or less caring for her little brother. She is a smart girl who is growing up more quickly than she should.

An intensely honest book, brimming with ideas and emotion. But in her struggle, Cally finds courage enough to fight through the fog of secrecy and silence that's suffocating her family. How do you make the most difficult decision in life when your family, friends and lover are more distant than the nearest galaxy?How do you make one of the toughest decisions in life when you're as lonely as a distant planet?Callisto May knows a lot about planets. Borrowed Light is an intensely honest, painful, funny book Read online.

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A 16-year-old girl faces the toughest decision in her life in this breakthrough young adult novel. Sixteen-year-old Callisto May feels a deep connection to astronomy. She can name all the moons of Jupiter and even tell you the dimensions of the Big Red Spot. But she feels completely alone on planet Earth. And now that she's pregnant, her loneliness is acute.She can't turn to her mother, who's always been too consumed with unspoken grief to care for her children; she can't turn to her father, who buries himself in work and pretends that life at home is normal; and her surfer boyfriend wants freedom to catch the perfect wave more than he wants to hang around Callisto. Only Callisto's little brother loves her unfailingly, but she can't be there for him right now. She's got to make a huge decision--and, for a change, that means thinking of herself first.Somehow, though, as her world orbits out of control, Callisto finds the courage to fight through the secrecy and silence that are suffocating her family, along with the strength to decide what's best for her future.

Zyniam
I read a great deal of books, with teen fiction being one of my specialties. Believe me when I say Borrowed Light is a must-read.

The protagonist is a teenager named Callisto who finds herself more or less caring for her little brother. She is a smart girl who is growing up more quickly than she should. Unbeknownst to her family, Callisto is pregnant and plans on having an abortion.

The title is so fitting for this book, coming from a great passage in which Callisto relates family members to celestial bodies. She is named after a moon, and, like that moon, feels that she borrows light from others, from family members who are suns and stars, who far outshine her.

Borrowed Light will inspire thoughtful discussions in book groups or classrooms. What some may consider a "touchy subject" is handled with feeling and deliacy, with no judgment passed. Shine on, Callisto.
Frostdefender
This book was one of those books that you just can't put down. It's clever, interesting and amazing. I really loved it. It has to be one of my favourite books I have read. Me and my friends talk about what would happen if we got pregnant, well this book is about a girl who has to face this reality, and what she is going to do about it, have an abortion or have the baby. Its sometimes sad, scary and frightening but true to life. The feelings and emotions that the characters feel are so real. The writing is wonderful and sometimes confronting. I could even feel them myself. I recommend this to everyone, teenagers, adults, young and old, women and men. I love this book and you should definately read it.
JoJosho
i read the whole book in just a couple hours. i found myself getting lost in the book and feeling her feelings. i'm strongly against abortion and i am a christian. but i think in her situtation she wasn't thinking of it as a baby. i know it wasn't right for her but i dont think she had an adult in her life to teach her right from wrong. her mom was always off with the "sad ladies" trying to comunicate with the dead and her dad was always off in africa and her grandma was at conventions. she didn't have an adult who could teach her about sex and becoming a woman and the value of a babies life.
Endieyab
Being a Christian and a human being with morals,I greatly disagree with the author's obvious choice to take abortion so lightly. In the book 'Borrowed Light' sixteen year old Callisto May finds herself pregnant with seemingly no one to turn to. She does not for one second consider letting her baby live and give it up for adoption. Her excuse: "Oh I'm just a timid little girl,I can barely take care of myself I can't possibly go through the trouble to have a baby, I just need a second chance! did her baby have a second chance? No, it didn't even have a first chance. This book was also VERY unrealistic. It appears that the author did very little research on the matter of abortion, or "termination" as she says. Even in this day and age it's difficult for a sixteen year old girl to just prance into an abortion clinic, without parental or guardian consent. In the end of the book, Callisto shows no remorse for the life she has terminated, she's just 'So happy to have another chance!'I thought this book was written in very childish manner I advise all who read this review not to read this book. Pass it on.
Doath
Overall, it was pretty good, but for it being over 200 pages, the author dragged on. I'm strongly against abortion but all through the book I was like "when is she going to realize that she can't go through with the abortion?" This book is nothing like "Detour for Emmy." All I got to say is "I am so happy I didn't buy it."
Llanonte
This is a truly excellent book. Anna Fienberg deals with the 'problem' of teenage pregnancy sensitively and her wonderful description of Callisto's life is great to relate to. Overall, a great read.