The story embraces the tenacity of a feisty sixteen-year-old taking on the challenges of teenage pregnancy.
She is faced with ridicule and downright rejection in terms of societal norms. She, however, receives undying support from her lifelong friend and her friend's mother, who also experienced pregnancy at a relatively young age.
She suffers severe embarrassment at school, due to the attitude of both pupils and teachers alike, particularly as she is unable to identify the father following an end of summer drunken party.
Her biggest fear is breaking the news to her parents and not knowing how they would react.
She is determined to keep the baby against all odds, and to obtain good grades for the remainder of her school career and then progress to university.
Through her ‘never say die' attitude she wins support from unlikely quarters and continues with her brave journey.
ISBN : 978-1-78830-952-3
Pages : 208
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Lydia McQueen is a young, single mother who became pregnant at just seventeen years old. Lydia's own experiences as a teenage mother give her an alternate insight into the real-life trials and tribulations of overcoming society's stereotypes. Lydia is passionate, not only about being a good mum to her son, but exceeding people's expectations of her capabilities. She strives to enlighten people on why they should support young mums and make them feel welcome in the world of motherhood. She enjoys Coming of Age films and books, travel and collecting tattoos.