Most teens do not plan on getting pregnant...but many do. Pregnancy can cause many different emotional reactions for both the teens and their parents.
Here are some characters from YA books that are forced to deal with teen pregnancy...
Mandy Kalinowski from How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr understands what it's like to grow up unwanted -- to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, one thing she's sure of is that she wants a better life for her baby. It's harder to be sure of herself.
Devon Davenport from After by Amy Efew straight-A student-athlete with everything going for her. But in a moment of denial, desperation, and sheer panic, she did something that most people couldnÕt even imagine.
Scarlett from Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen learns that her boyfriend has been killed in a motorcycle accident, and that she's carrying his baby.
Don't Forget about the power of three!!!
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