↠ Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones || ☆ PDF Download by ↠ Ann Head
Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM By Ann Head

A teen age girl tells about her marriage of necessity to Bo Jo Jones, especially the problems and difficulties encountered during their first critical year.
  • Title: Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones
  • Author: Ann Head
  • ISBN: 9780881036251
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Hardcover

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Arlene Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
Mr. & Mrs. Bo Jo Jones, by Ann Head, is a book I first read in High School. I remember adoring the book and its characters, so I was happy to find a copy of the book and dive into it again years later. I loved it back then when I first read it, and I loved it just as much now. This book was written back in the late 1960’s and IMHO, it stands the test of time. The book is different from today’s standards in certain ways. You don’t have intricate plot twists, varying themes throughout th [...]
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kari Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
This is a beautiful story about a young couple in the late nineteen-sixties and what happens when they are faced with an unexpected pregnancy. The story is told through the eyes of July, the sixteen year-old girlfriend of Bo Joe slang is different than today's language but I quickly got used to that and enjoyed July's voice. I liked the stories of July's friends and the choices they made regardiing premarital sex and pregnancy so that the book showed various options that could have happened. The [...]
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JD Switz Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
I remember reading this when I was sixteen in the bathroom with the light on so I wouldn't disturb the rest of the house. I read it in one sitting for about two hours. Loved it. I loved how Bo Jo and July start out as two kids who like each other to two kids who had to get married. It seemed so real and I truly had to buy a couple of copies of this book because I'd read it so much that the pages started falling apart.One I'd definitely recommend to read.
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Cheryl Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
So dated, earnest, and cliched that I can't give it a higher rating, but in some ways I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I *totally* believed in the characters; I felt like I actually knew the kids. And I really like Grandmother Greher. I'm glad I read the book if only to learn her take on the value of having an open mind: "I am not interested in opinions. Opinions are the children of a closed mind. It's ideas that life interesting and exciting."I've some comments in the progress notes, and I also [...]
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Stacey Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
This was a lovely novel in the 1960's which really depicted a teenage romance and the love that they had for one another. When July becomes pregnant after her prom night, Bo Jo and her have many decisions to make. It's sad how both of the families turn against each other and blame the other person for what is going on instead of looking at the big picture and trying to figure out what to do about the baby. The book really touched upon the many different things that can happen during pregnancy an [...]
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Nic Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
I had a problem with the premise of this book, that July and Bo Jo feel the need to get married. When it happened, I figured that it was the expectation of their times and society, that they’d be shunned if they didn’t, but when they started telling people, everyone was shocked and upset. July’s parents want an annulment even after they know about the pregnancy, and everyone’s families are devastated by the idea that these two kids have thrown away their futures. Still, July and Bo Jo fi [...]
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Charley Harpole Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
July is a very young girl who makes one mistakes with a guy that she really likes. A few weeks later when she realizes that she is pregnant, she gets married and drops out of high school. She moves out on her own and quickly becomes isolated in this new role as house wife. She struggles with loneliness and with getting along with her husband, Bo Jo. She makes a friend who is also young and married, but she too leaves. Then something tragic happens and the baby dies. July and Bo Jo will either co [...]
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Andrea Smith Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
This is a great teen read. I first read it years ago and found my old paperback while cleaning out the garage and decided to re-read it to see if it stood up over the test of time. It did fairly well, but I discovered one thing that I hadn't noticed before: the author overlapped time periods in this book. Since the dates aren't given as it is taking place in a certain decade, the fact that it was published in 1967 leads the reader to believe that 1967 is when the story takes place. There are too [...]
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Kris Costello Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
Really, I think this is a great book for high schoolers to read. The book details the shotgun wedding of 16-yea-old July Gehrer and 17-year-old football star Bo Jo Jones. Bo Jo has to give up his dreams of college and a football scholarship to support his new young wife, July. The marriage is at first rocky, and fight-filled, but in time the couple begin to develop mature love for one another. Neither of their families are supportive, and sometimes blatantly, but always surreptitiously, hope for [...]
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David Johnson Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
I just got done reading “Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones.” This book was a good book to read. The book was about two young teenagers who were in love. They did something that should have waited until they were married. They covered it up by getting married and not telling their parents. They told their parents a few days later. BoJo was kicked out of his home. July’s parents tried doing the right thing. They went to a church and got officially married. They were doing good and BoJo had gotten a j [...]
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Aheem Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones (208 pages) is a classic, realistic fiction novel by Ann Head. Set in the mid 1900’s, the plot revolves around July and Bo Jo, a teenage couple who unexpectedly become pregnant. Because of the expectations and pressure of their society, they quickly get married. July is a girl from an upper class family who believes it would be wrong to illegally terminate the pregnancy, so she is prepared to raise her child with her less privileged boyfriend, Boswell Jones. When one o [...]
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Kira Murillo Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
Dear, ReaderIn the book i am reading now called Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones there is a lot going on with Bo Jo and July for example right now July is pregnant and her and Bo Jo don't know what to do at this point because they know how there parents are going to react for example Bo Jo parents are going to be very disappointed in him because they expect him to be something big in life and they want him to succeed in the things he wants to do they want him to go to college and study and July's parent [...]
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Trisha Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
This is a story about teens who think they take life serious and know what they need to do in order to succeed in life, but when it comes to holding themselves back from immediate pleasure; they find themselves trapped in a predicament no one wanted. July's pregnancy changes everything, Bo Jo has to drop out of high school, dreams of college scholarships are out, their parents find this as another reason why they can't make their own decisions and treat them as kids even more. But together they [...]
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Allison Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
I'm surprised at how much I really really liked this book. As I said in my status update, it reads a bit like an episode of "16 and Pregnant." All the same emotions (on the part of the viewer/reader) are there, hope for the kids and their baby, sorrow for the parents' and their own crushed hope, frustration that the parents won't listen to the kids and that the kids are too young to communicate maturely. July and Bo Jo are both so sweet and trying their hardest to be grown up it just about break [...]
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Dana Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
July Jones is just a regular 16 year old girl with a Boyfriend named Bo Jo (Boswell Johnson). As any other girl July is the jealous type when it comes to Bo Jo's old flame hanging around. That's when it happens, she goes to far and gets pregnant. The whole book is about them trying to take responsibility--doing the only thing they think possible which is to get married. Their parents oddly enough oppose the whole way through until they find out there is no going back. It's a great book and you s [...]
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Amy Rae Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
It's easy for me to see why this book was such a sensation for teenagers when it came out: marriage in Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones is strangely fantastical to read about, especially almost 50 years later. It's a place where you don't go to school, you don't work (if you're the Mrs anyway), you and your guy get to have sex all the time (albeit in veiled terms), and you're expecting a baby you get to name something cute, like Jonathan or Allison. For single teens stuck in high school, it must have be [...]
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Elise Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
Bo Jo Jones, the football star of his high school, and his girlfriend July don't anticipate the consequences of prom night. July finds that she's pregnant, and she and Bo Jo have to deal with the difficulties that come from protecting their reputations, friendships, and families. Will the love they had flourish in the midst of their hardship, or succumb to it?I found this book very realistically told, and heartwarming. But too much of it was depressing to me! I like feel-good books, which is why [...]
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Rachel Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
After someone spikes the champagne prom night, Bo Jo and July end up pregnant. They get married, break the news to their parents, and try to live together, as they come to realize they really don't know each other. And while they thought they loved each other, they didn't know what real love was. Yet.I can still why this book caused such a stir when it was published back in 1968. It was really thought-provoking and I wondered if it would be a good book to assign teens to read, because it could s [...]
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Heather Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones is a story of Bo Jo, big star football player, and July, his highschool sweetheart. When Bo Jo and July find out she's pregnant they are pretty shocked and July is ashamed since she always looked down on the girls that did things with boys like that. So they decide to go get married, since they really have no other options (back in the day and all). As they learn the ups and downs of marriage and parenthood they are forced to lose a lot of friends and their entire social [...]
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Chelsie Hamilton Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
This is the story of what happens when prom night doesn't turn out exactly as planned. Real life means that sometimes when you "go to far" you get pregnant. What happens then? When you are only 16 and you have a baby on the way? Well, you get married. Turns out there are a lot things that nobody really prepares you for when you are sixteen. Like what do you do all day when your "husband" is at work, and you have no homework because, well, you can't go to school if you are pregnant. This is a ver [...]
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Edy Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
Simply state Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones concerns a teenaged couple in trouble. Head presents the emotions, feelings, and concerns of this couple from their point of view, not their parents who are suffering from the hurt inflicted upon them, nor from that of society, which is already prepared to pass judgment. The main characters are very well developed. Both go through a forced growing up period that is adequately portrayed. Head has taken a serious problem and handled it very beautiful and taste [...]
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Kimberly Moeller Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
A heart-warming rendition of a young couple who chooses marriage when faced with an unexpected pregnancy while in high school. Difficulties of juggling family relationships, financial difficulties, and continuing a relationship with each other were beautifully outlined. I found myself emotionally connecting both with the young couple trying to make the best out of a complicated situation, and with the parents who struggle with their disappointment of watching the dreams for their children vanish [...]
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Kirsten Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
This is Dated with a major capital-D. So much so that I have trouble imagining a 21st-century teenager actually reading it. About two teenagers in 1967 who *have* to get married, and the trials and tribulations thereof. Actually quite well-written with good characters and narrative voice, but the assumptions therein get pretty painful. How did anyone ever think that forcing kids to get married and drop out of school and all that would be good for *anyone*? Still, I kinda liked the ending[for sch [...]
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Kim Coleman Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
July is sixteen when she finds out she is pregnant with Bo Jo Jones's child. they decide together that the best thing to do is to get married. life gets a lot more difficult for them when they drop out of school and Bo Jo has to get a job. family relations are stressed and friendships are strained. even though they are married, July and Bo Jo are drifting apart. it is the life of two teenagers forced into an adult life. this book really made me grateful for my own personal decisions in my life. [...]
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Sandra Strange Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
This book was written in the 60’s, but retains its timeliness. Set in the 50’s, the book tells the story of teens (16 and 17 years old) caught in the eternal trap--the girl is pregnant, and they “have to” get married. The consequences of their actions reverberate through their families, which are totally dissimilar, and totally change their lives and aspirations. Their very human reactions to all of the problems involved make the novel very real for most readers. Positive. Well worth rea [...]
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Tiffany Klier Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
This is a nice tale about a couple of teenagers, set in the late fifties or early sixties, that get pregnant and decide marriage is the best answer. The topic is one that addresses our teens issues with sex and leaving home. But, some of the jargon and situations are out of date, and may not connect with teens in the 21st century. It's a good book for bringing to the surface some pro-life options; but a tough topic for a high school classroom.
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Val Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
It's been a few years since I've read this book, but the fact that it is still clear in my mind as a great read warrants four stars. I read this book twice--the first time at the suggestion of my mother, the second because I liked it so much the first time. The narration is terrific and I loved how the end is not what you'd suspect. I must however give a thumbs down the corny cover and plot synopsis on the reprinting.
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Ashlee Draper Galyean Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
The title may sound strange and even the tagline at the top makes it sound like some ridiculous teenage fantasy romance. But I thought it was stark, real, poignant. It showed what love really is--the day to day, the fighting, the tedium, but the happy roles we find ourselves glad to fill. Also an awesome book to teach kids abstinence :)
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Ellen Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
This book was a nice counterpoint to my current obsession with "!6 and Pregnant." What happens to pregnant teens in the 1960s? July and Bo Jo get married and drop out of school--he to work in her dad's bank, she to keep house. There's some excellent class and gender commentary going on here, too, plus an unexpected twist at the end.
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Samantha Sep 21, 2019 - 01:16 AM
I loved, loved, loved this book. I read it all in one setting I got so addicted to the charactors. When I went to read it the second time and found out it had been givin to the library I flipped and went and bought a 2nd copy!
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Mr. and Mrs. Bo Jo Jones By Ann Head A teen age girl tells about her marriage of necessity to Bo Jo Jones, especially the problems and difficulties encountered during their first critical year.

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