Synopses & Reviews
Mina is seventeen. A virgin. And pregnant.
Mina is top of her class, girlfriend to the most ambitious guy in school, able to reason and study her way through anything. But when she suddenly finds herself pregnantdespite having never had sexher orderly world collapses. Almost nobody believes Minas claims of virginity. Her father assumes that her boyfriend is responsible; her boyfriend believes she must have cheated on him. As news of Minas story spreads, there are those who brand her a liar. There are those who brand her a heretic. And there are those who believe that miracles are possibleand that Minas unborn child could be the greatest miracle of all.
Praise for Immaculate
"Immaculate is a bewitching and thought-provoking story about the strength and faith required to face a contemporary miracle. This one begs for a sequel."—National Book Award Finalist Deb Caletti
"Katelyn Detweilers Immaculate is a vividly-imagined story about magic, faith, and family. Her heroines wildly unlikely teenage pregnancy leads to more than just a brutal break-up and national scandal; it allows for an exploration of essential questions about sex, identity, and what belief means to human beings. In a lovely and uplifting twist, Immaculate gives us girls who believe in themselves and each other, girls who move forward—in spite of extremely difficult circumstances—to create joy, love, and new life."—Rachel DeWoskin, author of Blind and Big Girl Small
About the Author
Katelyn Detweiler (http://katelyndetweiler.com/) was born and raised in Pennsylvaniain a small town much like Minasliving in a centuries-old farmhouse surrounded by fields and woods. After graduating from Penn State University, she made the move to New York City, where she is a literary agent representing books for all ages and across all genres. Katelyn currently lives, works, and writes in Brooklyn. Follow her @katedetweiler