Hanging on to Max made me cry like a baby. It started out going in one direction but towards the end it went in a totally different direction. I was very surprised. I have read this book over 5 times and I suggest everyone who likes real life stories to read it.
There are not enough books on how the male deals with an unexpected pregnancy. So when I saw this book I jumped on it. Most books deal with the mother’s situation, but in this book it showed how the father took control of the situation and dealt with it. I think Sam made a good choice for his situation. I personally wouldn't have made the same choice. But he wanted what was best for his son Max.
Sam is a teenage boy. When he unexpectedly gets his girlfriend pregnant, she decides to give the baby up, Sam decides to be responsible and do the right thing by keeping the baby. The first thing he does is change the baby's name to Max. Sam of course struggles. He has to take care of the Max, deal with friends and tries to be normal. Read how Sam deals with school, love and hanging onto Max.
It's Sam Pettigrew's last year of high school. And he's spending it figuring out how, at age seventeen, he is supposed to care for his baby son, Max.
Max wasn't part of the plan. He wasn't even part of the backup plan. But he's here now, and Sam is attending an alternative high school with other teen parents like himself. Talk about a wake-up call. But Sam is determined to make it work, to show everyone -- his dad, his new girlfriend, himself -- that he has what it takes to be a good dad.
Trading footballs for diaper bags and college brochures for feeding schedules, Sam gives fatherhood his best shot. Only no one told him it would be this hard. What if his best isn't good enough?