Detour For Emmy
In the 9th grade, Emmy is an A student, a soccer star, and a lead soprano in the school choir. She falls for a junior who is also one of the choir’s lead singers. Art is a dream of a boyfriend until Emmy finds that she’s pregnant. His response is immediate denial and abandonment. Emmy’s mother is angry and pushing for an abortion. Her guidance counselor claims that Emmy’s life will be ruined by this turn of events, and only one of her friends tries to stand by her. Emmy must discard her plans and dreams of going away to college on a scholarship and find new plans and dreams that include life as a single mom.
Book 2 in the True-to-Life from Hamilton High Series by Marilyn Reynolds
"This is a wonderful novel … honest, heart-wrenching, inspirational, informative … should be on all the Best Books for YA lists."— Kliatt
"… incredibly realistic story … This story about the heartbreak of teenage pregnancy is one that every young adult will want to read. Highly recommended."— VOYA