In addition to stories about teenage couples dealing with unexpected pregnancies, one must consider protagonists such as Kendra, who are the result of teenage pregnancy. Novels such as these might also deal with the topics of adoption, abortion, or miscarriages. Some may be more blunt than others. Some may be tragic or traumatic, while others are perhaps too happily ever after. There are many books which touch on these subjects. Here are just a few:
Borrowed Light by Anna Fienberg
Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen
Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape) by Carrie Jones
- This is the sequel to Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend.
Gingerbread sequence by Rachel Cohn
- Read them in order: Gingerbread, Shrimp, Cupcake.
A Swift Pure Cry by Siobhan Dowd
Angel's Choice by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
Making the Run by Heather Henson
Fact of Life #31 by Denise Vega
Almost Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Jumping Off Swings by Jo Knowles
After by Amy Efaw
The First Part Last by Angela Johnson
Slam by Nick Hornby
Hanging on to Max by Margaret Bechard
I Know It's Over by C.K. Kelly Martin
Have you read any of these titles? What did you think? What did you learn from them? Do you have any additional recommendations?