Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan

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A thought-provoking and courageous new novel by National Book Award winner Han Nolan.

Nobody gets away with telling Eleanor Crowe what to do. But as a pregnant sixteenyear-old, 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. Despite her initial reluctance to help out, Elly is surprised that she actually enjoys working with the campers. But a tragedy on the very day her baby is born starts a series of events that overwhelms Elly with unexpected emotions and difficult choices. Somehow, she must turn her usual obstinance in a direction that can ensure a future for herself—and for the new life she has created.

 

About Han Nolan

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HAN NOLAN is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, including the National Book Award winner Dancing on the Edge. She lives in New England.
 
Published September 20, 2011 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 353 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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19th, 2011 ISBN: 978-0-15-206570-6 Page count: 362pp ...

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What could be more miserable, more doomed to squalor and regret and diminished expectations, than the pregnancy of an unmarried teenage girl?

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Book Reporter

Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Crowe would be the first to admit that she's a screw-up.

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She chooses the marriage, as much to go against her parents’ wishes as because she has any desire to marry her baby’s father, and she enters into a world where her mother-in-law is constantly chastising her, what looks like mashed potatoes is actually pureed cauliflower, and she has to help out w...

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The Roanoke Times

Backed into a corner, Eleanor marries the father of her baby and goes to work at a summer camp for overweight children and teens owned by her in-laws.

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MO High Library

As the day of her scheduled C-section gets closer, Elly gets more and more confused, until a tragedy at camp and some unexpected news about the baby make things crystal clear, at least to her.

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