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A clever and insightful read
on 3 May 2014
Lizzie's Story is a very cleverly written book that explores teenage pregnancy in a number of ways. Looking at the options in front of her, Lizzie has to make a decision but she is surrounded by strong personalities and feels panicky and unsure about what to do.
The way the book is written allows us to see how different scenarios play out, and explore the choices and consequences that a young woman in Lizzie's position is faced with. It examines the many nuances in this situation, avoiding the 'easy' moralistic or paternalistic approach that many people leap to when thinking about young adults having unplanned pregnancies.
This would be a great read not only for teenagers, but parents of teenagers too. It's easy for adults to dismiss the degree of reasoning skills and emotional intelligence possessed by young people and this novel is a great reminder of just how mature many almost-adults are when they need to be! Lizzie has a huge decision to make, and in this book every possible outcome is identified and explored.