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by Lesley Choyce

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pregnancy, dating & sex, values & virtues
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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
published: Mar 2010
ISBN:9781554692774
Description

Zach and Ashley have been going out for a while, and things are going well--until Ashley finds out she is pregnant. She is angry and blames Zach. She wouldn't be in this state if he hadn't been so careless. Insistent at first on an abortion, she turns against Zach. Confused, Zach struggles with what he should do and what his responsibilities are. Coming to terms with the reactions of their families and friends, Zach realizes that this is a decision that he and Ashley must make together.
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About the Author

Lesley Choyce

LESLEY CHOYCE is a novelist and poet living at Lawrencetown Beach in Nova Scotia. A former grand champion of the Men's Open Canadian National Surfing Championships he surfs on the Atlantic coast year-round along with running a literary publishing house and teaching English at Dalhousie University. He also has a regular nationally-broadcast program on Vision TV called Off the Page with Lesley Choyce. He is the author of more than fifty books of poetry fiction and non-fiction for adults and children including Carrie's Crowd and Go For It Carrie. His writing has earned him several awards including two Dartmouth Book Awards and the Ann Connor Brimer Award for the Young Adult novel Good Idea Gone Bad. Five of his previous Formac novels have received the Canadian Children's Book Centre's "Our Choice" Award. The Ottawa Citizen calls him "a national treasure."
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
12 to 100
Grade:
8 to 12
Reading age:
12 to 100
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books starred selection
Editorial Reviews

"A gritty, realistic story that chronicles the fear, confusion, and solitude that comes with teen parenthood. Told from the unique perspective of a teenage father, Reaction would make an excellent addition to libraries that already have stories about teenage pregnancy told from the mother's perspective…The high interest/low reading level of this book makes it highly accessible to teen readers and reading it would be a solid start for a discussion about teenage pregnancy. Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"A very frank and readable account of teenage pregnancy…The reactions of the teens and their families are realistically portrayed…[and] high school students will enjoy this book for its honesty and readability."

— TriState YA Book Review

"Zach's shifting emotions—confusion, doubt, guilt, fear, resolve—are realistic."

— The Horn Book Guide

"A great story to read [that] keeps you wondering what is going to happen next."

— Tucson Unified School District

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