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Megan Paperback – 16 Mar 2009

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (16 Mar. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408803542
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408803547
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 582,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Megan finished with her boyfriend, Luke, months ago and is looking forward to the exams being over, going on holiday with her best friend, and freedom. However, in an instant all this changes. In a Personal Development lesson her teacher tells the class: "Of course, it is possible to be pregnant and still have periods." In this moment Megan realises that this means that she could be pregnant--having only missed one period, and this months after she and Luke had done it, she had thought there was nothing to worry about. From the moment Megan realises she could indeed be pregnant, her emotions spiral out of control--how will her friends react? What will happen to her school work, her exams? And, worst of all, what will her mother say?

Mary Hooper treats the difficult subject of teenage pregnancy with sympathy and compassion. For someone who finds herself in the same situation as Megan, the novel is supportive, informative and encouraging in that it calmly portrays the options available, the involvement of the social services and the help available to a teenage mother. However, it in no way glamorises the reality of under-age sex and pregnancy. Megan is a cautionary tale to all teenagers, showing how easy it is for a girl to get pregnant and the consequences for the rest of that girl's life and the difficult decisions she will have to make. (Ages 12 and up) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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'Mary Hooper is a popular author who deals sympathetically with problems encountered by teenagers' School Librarian 'Megan deals with difficult issues in a sensitive, mature way' Telegraph 'A powerful read for young adults' Bookseller 'A story every teenager can empathise with, well written and convincing throughout' Independent

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once again have not read this just had to buy for daughter to read and ad to her book collection
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In this excellent book, Mary Hooper deals with the subject of teen pregnancy in a thoroughly realistic and non-judgemental way. Megan, the 15-year-old narrator, is horrified when she realises that she's pregnant. Too far gone to have an abortion, her options are to keep the baby or put it up for adoption. But Megan doesn't want to think about that; thinking about it makes it seem more real. At times it seems impossible that there's a baby growing inside her. She confides in her best friend, who drops hints in front of their other friends and finally tells the rest of the class, much to Megan's horror - she didn't think her best friend would betray her like that. Her mother isn't much help and thinks she's a slut; her ten-year-old sister, (10-going-on-30), is as prim and proper as an old Victorian lady; her dad is shocked. Megan's ex-boyfriend, Luke, the father of her child, is willing to help in whatever way he can, even though he's only in school and can't do much. The only person supporting Megan is her social worker, and she's paid to care, right? Megan attempts to make sense of this whole thing and realises that no matter what she does, this will change her life forever. Read this book! It's brilliant!
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Megan (1) was an excellent book! Once I picked it up i couldn't put it down. Mary Hooper does a really good job showing young teenagers how hard it is to be a single and young mother. When I had finished Megan i just wanted to run out to the shop and buy the next one! I am definetly going to buy more Mary Hooper books!
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When I was younger I loathed reading, then a few authors helped me find my passion for books and Mary Hooper is one of those. I absoloutely love all the books of hers I've read and I was well aware the Megan series was a huge hit and after much anticipation I stumbled across the series in a bookshop and being as greedy as i am bought the whole lot ! I then raced home (ok- not quite) and i sat down on my bed and read and read and read until i had successfully finished the whole series !!!
Needless to say this series did not let my high expectations down, it is an excellent story, Hooper rly conveys the true feelings one might feel having discovered ur pregnant at such a tender age. She captures a whole host of emotions and the reader will be immediately drawn in and the excitement of the story never falls! This series is not just about pregnancy and the responsibilites that come with it; it is also about a normal girl caught up in a world which brings many obstacles and the way in which she has to cope and overcome these and what this leads to.
I can not highly enough praise this series- if you're interested in teenage pregnancy then the series is an excellent start although if you are pregnant yourself it would help to get a more practical help guide as well. And if you're just looking for a really good read then you've found one. If you're looking to give a book/series as a gift to your teenage girls in your life then I am almost certain they will love it and love you for showing them Megan's world.
It actually surprises me to say that I haven't re-read the series since that night because I have been enjoying many many other excellent books out there but I do so hope to read this series soon and I am sure I will keep it and give it to my daughter(s) if I have any.
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This book, although it did not take long to read, is probably one of the best books I have ever read. It conveys with great clarity the problems of teenage life, which get steadily worse for Megan from when she finds out that she is pregnant. From there onwards, Megan faces sneering boys, an angry mother, exclusion from school, and being sent packing from home because her mum did not want her around, as she thought it shameful to be an unmarried mother. Most of the story is centered around difficult family, and the constant pressure that Megan is under to decide whether to keep her baby when it is born, or to have it adopted. I thoroughly enjoyed 'Megan', and the two sequels to it.
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This is one of the best books that I have read. It captures perfectly, the feelings and emotions of a fifteen year old school girl who finds herself pregnant. Megan is fifteen, pregnant and is thrown out of school because of it. She suddenly finds herself in a totally new world, all her old school friends seem to simply forget her and she is left to look after herself. There are lots of descisions to be made but the biggest of all is what should she do with the baby? Give it up? Or keep it? This book should be made compulsary to all teenage girls it is totally thrilling in a very realistic way!
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My Daughter read this book and passed it on to me. I read it in 1 sitting !! It is full of insight into teenage life today and I think that it gets Mums and daughters disscussing the issues involved.The story follows Megan through the shock of discovering her pregnancy and her thoughts and feelings as well as those around her.The reaction of her friends and family are all very realistic although both my daughter and myself felt that Megan's Mother was very hard and that Megan just needed a cuddle sometimes !! We are both looking forward to reading the sequal, Megan 2.
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