Publisher: Viking Children's
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Genre: Fiction/Magic Realism
Source: Giveaway Win
Edition: Hardcover (464 pages)
Mina is seventeen. A virgin. And pregnant.
Mina is top of her class, girlfriend to the most ambitious guy in school, able to reason and study her way through anything. But when she suddenly finds herself pregnant-despite having never had sex-her orderly world collapses. Almost nobody believes Mina's claims of virginity. Her father assumes that her boyfriend is responsible; her boyfriend believes she must have cheated on him. As news of Mina's story spreads, there are those who brand her a liar. There are those who brand her a heretic. And there are those who believe that miracles are possible-and that Mina's unborn child could be the greatest miracle of all.
As soon as I heard about Immaculate, I knew that it was going to be a special book. I mean a girl who is a virgin yet ends up pregnant? It sounded pretty interesting, obviously.
The story follows Mina who ends up being pregnant even though she's a virgin. She had the perfect life before becoming pregnant too. Now, everything is different. As the story goes on, she has to try to come to terms with what has happened to her.
I think this story fell flat for me a bit mainly because of the ending. I thought that the story was going to be absolutely amazing and have an even more mind-blowing ending, though it didn't in my opinion. It kind of just ended and left many of my questions to be answered. On that note, I'd still suggest giving it a read if you're interested, because it is very unique.