Detour for Emmy (Hamilton High True-to-Life)

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In the 9th grade, Emmy is an A student, a soccer star, and a lead soprano in the school choir. She won't let her alcoholic mother or her father, long gone, stand in her way. Emmy falls for Art, a junior who is also one of the choir's lead singers. Art is a dream of a boyfriend until Emmy finds that she's pregnant. Then he wants nothing to do with her. Her mother is furious and wants her to have an abortion. Her guidance counselor claims that Emmy's life will be ruined, and only one of her friends tries to stand by her. But what does Emmy want, and what about her dreams, if she chooses a new life as a single mother?

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Marilyn Reynolds has decades of experience working with at-risk students in California alternative schools. She is the author of the True-to-Life from Hamilton High series.

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From a publisher known for nonfiction on pregnancy and parenting for teen parents, a novel detailing one single mother's experiences from her first date with Art, in ninth grade, through giving birth at 16 and later completing community college. Reynolds, who works with teens in an alternative school, crams the story with nitty-gritty problems and outcomes, plainly intended to instruct. Remarkably, though the specifics are overabundant for a work of fiction and the first chapters read much like a case study, Emmy ultimately engages with her intelligence and perseverance and by the integrity of her choices--e.g., she refuses abortion after she feels her baby move; she fights to give little Rosemary a chance to know Art's family, but gives up on Art himself when he proves to be self- centered and immature. The author explores a maximum number of issues: the need for sex education; roles of dysfunctional families; limits babies place on their young parents; continuing education (Emmy's lucky to be a Californian); setting new goals; teachers' prejudices; etc. Her conclusion (``I just started...Cal State L.A.'') is a best-case, if hard-won, outcome. Still, the many dynamics here are right on target, and readers will root for Emmy while picking up plenty of solid, sobering information. Then, steer them on to Wolff's Make Lemonade (p. 670) and Doherty's Dear Nobody (1992)--two powerful, beautifully written books on the same topic, and just as accessible and authentic. (Fiction. 12-16) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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