Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan
“Readers . . . will always feel like they are in the experienced hands of a master storyteller.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewNobody gets away with telling sixteen-year-old Eleanor Crowe what to do. But as a pregnant teen, her options are limited: move to Kenya with her missionary parents or marry the baby’s father and work at his family’s summer camp for overweight kids. She chooses marriage. A camp tragedy prompts a series of events that overwhelms Elly with difficult choices. Somehow, she must leverage her usual stubbornness to ensure a future for herself and her baby. A fascinating character study.
I’m not even totally sure when I read this book. All I know is it really pulled at the heart strings and this was long before I was a young mother myself. This book captivates some of the struggles of being a teen mom, especially when you don’t have the support behind you; that all mothers need. Plus it had some twists and turns throughout the book that made me cry by the end of it.