by Liz Pryor
It was 1979 when 17 year old Liz Pryor found herself pregnant during her senior year of high school. She was from a wealthy family where such things just didn't happen. Her mom bundled her up and toted her off to a government-run facility for delinquent, impoverished, and mentally disabled pregnant teens and young women. She was instructed not to tell a soul about her pregnancy, not even her siblings. It was quite a culture shock for Liz to be surrounded by such tough individuals. The girls were also shocked at how Liz's life was so radically different than their own. Many had either no parents or a single mom. Many of the girls had no future to speak of but planned to keep their babies anyway. Liz grew close to some of the girls and they all learned something about life during this time while they waited for their babies to be born. Once Liz's mom passed away, Liz decided to tell her story.
This is a very interesting book and could be interesting to young people to see how societal mores have changed over the last several decades.
Reviewed by Mimi @ Genoa Branch Library