Synopses & Reviews
For sixteen-year-old Sahara, "life and death and everything in between" depends on the color of a little stick in this YALSA/ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant YA Readers. She waits three long minutes, praying to Jesus, Mary, and all the saints that the stick will turn blue, meaning she isn't pregnant. Instead, the stick turns pick and Sahara's life is changed in a heartbeat. Now she struggles with three choices: "keep, give away, or lose."
"The discomforts of pregnancy and the anguish of being seventeen and on the verge of adult life are presented with humor and honesty, making Sahara leap off the page . . . a realistic and compelling read for any teen."--Voice of Youth Advocates
About the Author
Linda Oatman High is an author of books for children, teens, and adults, as well as a songwriter, journalist, playwright, and poet. She wrote A Humble Life: Plain Poems, winner of a Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Honor Award, and the picture book Barn Savers, an NCTE Notable Book and a Booklist Best Book. She lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.