Jade

Publisher: Livewire Books

Jade's mum was forced to give up a promising career as a model when she became pregnant and ended up a teen mum, married too young, and soon became a single parent. She might be fiercely over-protective, but Jade adores her and understands why she is the way she is; against the odds, Jade's mum has become a successful businesswoman and simply wants to save Jade from repeating her own mistake.

Jade has no intention of going against her mum's wishes. She's already a fiercely competitive and a successful swimmer – but then the slightly older, attractive Dicey comes on the scene and everything is turned upside down.

Conflict rises between Jade and her mum over Dicey - but the powerful emotions Jade is feeling mean that this might be one time where she doesn't listen to her mum's wisdom, leading to a difficult decision to be made.

Jade is a story of its time, as attitudes and options available to young girls have changed – but it's still a story about the consequences of teen pregnancy, making very difficult choices and the challenges that face any young teenager in this situation.

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