BOOK TOUR PROMO & GIVEAWAY: At What Cost by Jessie Andersen
At What Cost
by Jessie Andersen
During her junior year, sixteen-year-old Maggie Reynolds expected to shop for prom dresses, not maternity clothes. Now, instead of studying for the SATs, she’s reading “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” Maggie’s ‘Mother Dearest’ lives in fear that Maggie will somehow taint the family name, so Maggie can’t turn to her for help. Meanwhile, her father is oblivious to anything but his 9-9 job. And her boyfriend, Justin? She’s pretty sure he’ll stay by her side.
While Maggie wrestles with her options, Justin offers a solution: abortion. It would solve all her problems quickly, easily, and effectively. And her parents would never know, which means they won’t throw her out and cut her off like they’d always threatened if she got herself knocked up. Now Maggie must decide which choice she can live with: abortion or teenage motherhood. Either way, it’ll be a tough road to travel.
More info about Maggie, main character of At What Cost
Full Name: Margaret Reynolds
Eye color: gray/blue
Hair Color: brown
Likes: Basketball, hanging with friends, avoiding her mother, parties, music, reading, chocolate silk pie, comfortable clothes, coffee
Dislikes: morning sickness, when people patronize her, her mother
Strengths: Fortitude .Maggie also wants to do the right thing, if she can just figure out what that is.
Weaknesses: Lying, Not recognizing her own inner strength, lack of trust
Fears: that her parents will find out about the pregnancy, that she’ll have to be a teenage mother, loneliness
Dreams: Maggie dreams of having normal teenage years. Now, with her pregnancy, it’s an unattainable dream. She also dreams of going to college.
Background: Maggie is the oldest of two girls. Her father is a lawyer, who just won a huge case, which pushes the family into a higher tax bracket. Her mother loves the increase in income, but for Maggie it means that everything she does is scrutinized, mostly by her mom. Maggie’s relationship with her mother is shaky at best. They are like water and oil, and nothing Maggie does ever seems to please her mom. So Maggie does her best to avoid her mother whenever possible. She’s a junior in high school when she gets pregnant. Up until that point, she led a pretty normal, boring life. School, basketball, friends. Nothing that would set her apart from anyone else.
About the Author
Jessie Andersen lives in a small town in Western New York with her husband and three kids. A former English teacher, she now spends her time writing while the kids are at school and the baby is sleeping. She volunteers at the local library and sings in the church band. You can find information about her books at jandersenbooks.com, and you can follow her blogs at Therabidwriter.blogspot (Personal blog) and Readbetweenthelinesbookclub.blogspot.com (Book blog). You can also follow her on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/jvdlandersen and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jandersenbooks.
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