No More Sad Goodbyes
“Come on, here’s to 18,” he says, clinking his bottle against mine and taking a sip. Under the stars, feeling the glow of champagne, when Jason leans over and kisses me, it seems right. And when we do exactly what he’s wanted to do, that seems right at the time too.
Autumn still misses her mother, who died when she was five. But her father and grandmother are raising her with love, laughter, and common sense. She’s a top volleyball player and student. Then it all falls apart.
Reynolds’ treatment of youth and their challenges is compassionate, never condescending. An engaging, thought-provoking read, recommended for reluctant readers. –Booklist
Autumn and her baby's story is ultimately one of love and hope…a very positive presentation of open adoption. Good for Marilyn Reynolds for her devoted attention to the concerns of teenage women. –Kliatt
A heartbreaking portrait of one girl’s broken life that can only be fixed by finding strength within herself and the support of others who care. –Patrick Jones, author of Things Change
Touching on the adolescent themes of teenage sex, adoption, and abortion--this topical novel is poignant and inspiring. –Lambda Rising
Nominated for the 2007 Lambda Literary Award: Children’s/Young Adult