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Young Adult - Teen Pregnancy and Parenthood - Fiction

The First Part Last
The First Part Last (2003)
Johnson Angela
Bobby's carefree teenage life changes forever when he becomes a father and must care for his adored baby daughter.
 
November Blues
November Blues (2007)
(1)
Sharon Draper
A teenaged boy's death in a hazing accident has lasting effects on his pregnant girlfriend and his guilt-ridden cousin. (Sequal to The Battle of Jericho)
 
After
After (2009)
(1)
Amy Efaw
In complete denial that she is pregnant, straight-A student and star athlete Devon Davenport leaves her baby in the trash to die, and soon finds herself in court, accused of attempted murder.
 
Every Little Thing in the World
Every Little Thing in the World (2010)
Nina de Gramont
Before she can decide what to do about her newly discovered pregnancy, 16-year-old Sydney is punished for "borrowing" a car and shipped out, along with best friend Natalia, to a wilderness camp for the next six weeks.
 
Slam
Slam (2007)
Nick Hornby
When 15-year-old Sam's girlfriend gets pregnant, his life of skateboarding and daydreaming about Tony Hawk changes drastically.
 
Dancing Naked
Dancing Naked (2002)
(1)
Shelley Hrdlitschka
 16-year-old Kia learns she is pregnant. She must then confront not only her own fears but also the feelings of her parents and her friends from her church youth group. Throughout the book, the teen matures and begins to understand that giving birth and raising a baby are two different things.
 
Growing Pains
Growing Pains (2011)
Dwayne Joseph
Under the influence of his trouble-making best friends, Brian Moore, a 17-year-old in Brooklyn, often makes bad decisions. How will he handle his girlfriend's news that she's pregnant?
 
I Know It's Over
I Know It's Over (2008)
(1)
C. K. Kelly Martin
Sixteen-year-old Nick, still trying to come to terms with his parents' divorce, experiences exhiliration and despair in his relationship with his girlfriend Sasha especially when, after instigating a trial separation, she announces that she is pregnant.
 
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