Too Soon For Jeff
Jeff Browning is a talented high school debater who stands a solid chance of winning a scholarship to the college of his dreams. When Christy, his girlfriend, announces that she is pregnant and she will neither have an abortion nor give the baby up for adoption, Jeff is forced to deal with the consequences of his actions. Ready or not, Jeff is going to be a father, and the course of his life is changed forever.
Book 3 in the True-to-Life from Hamilton High Series by Marilyn Reynolds
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age
ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers
"In Jeff, Reynolds has crafted a character both maddening and sympathetic; he is totally believable as a teen who has an underlying sense of integrity but refuses to accept that he must face the consequences of his actions. Told in the first person, the story reveals little of the inner thoughts of the other characters, but the dialogue and the action scenes are sufficient to make Jeff's world and relationships come alive. This teen father's story is a thoughtful book for both young men and young women." —Booklist