Ask Me How I Got Here by Christine Heppermann
Published May 3rd 2016
Addie has always known what she was running toward. In cross-country, in life, in love. Until she and her boyfriend—her sensitive, good-guy boyfriend—are careless one night and she ends up pregnant. Addie makes the difficult choice to have an abortion. And after that—even though she knows it was the right decision for her—nothing is the same anymore. She doesn’t want anyone besides her parents and her boyfriend to know what happened; she doesn’t want to run cross-country; she can’t bring herself to be excited about anything. Until she reconnects with Juliana, a former teammate who’s going through her own dark places.
I didn’t know this was written in verse so I was pretty surprised when I started it. I’ve only read one other book in verse before so I can’t really say if this is well written compared to other books written in this style. I did really like this book though. I thought the plot was interesting and different from most other books that I’ve read. I couldn’t get emotionally invested in the story or the characters but I still really enjoyed it.