ME, HIM, THEM, AND IT
Breathtaking, brutal and beautifully real, Carter’s debut is stunning. She unflinchingly explores the intricate, difficult choices a pregnant teen must face. This is not the first book to tackle this tough topic, but there is something about this story that will keep you hooked.
She was a track star, top student, good girl extraordinaire. Then, her dad left the family for another woman — and came back. Determined to get her parents’ attention, Evelyn maintains only her grades as she begins smoking weed, drinking, partying and having sex with Todd every chance she gets. When nothing changes at home, Evie wonders what kind of screw-up it would take to get her parents to notice her — and then she finds out: She gets pregnant. Evie must decide: What will she do with the baby growing inside her? (BLOOMSBURY, Feb., 272 pp., $16.99, ISBN: 9781599909585, HC, 14 & Up)