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Trouble

by Non Pratt

Trouble by Non Pratt
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2014
    384 pages
    Genre: Novels

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In this dazzling debut novel, a pregnant teen learns the meaning of friendship - from the boy who pretends to be her baby's father.

When the entire high school finds out that Hannah Shepard is pregnant via her ex-best friend, she has a full-on meltdown in her backyard. The one witness (besides the rest of the world): Aaron Tyler, a transfer student and the only boy who doesn't seem to want to get into Hannah's pants. Confused and scared, Hannah needs someone to be on her side. Wishing to make up for his own past mistakes, Aaron does the unthinkable and offers to pretend to be the father of Hannah's unborn baby. Even more unbelievable, Hannah hears herself saying "yes."

Told in alternating perspectives between Hannah and Aaron, Trouble is the story of two teenagers helping each other to move forward in the wake of tragedy and devastating choices. As you read about their year of loss, regret, and hope, you'll remember your first, real best friend - and how they were like a first love.

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"Starred Review. Pratt eloquently shows how empathy and compassion cause hope to spring from despair." - Publishers Weekly

"Alternating narratives explore the private motivations of two teens brought together by crisis and the pair's developing friendship...Ultimately, the uneven alternating storylines fail to allow either the characters or their friendship to fully develop." - Kirkus

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After graduating from Trinity College Cambridge, Non Pratt became a nonfiction editor at Usborne, working on the bestselling Sticker Dolly Dressing and the Things to Make and Do series before moving across to fiction. She ran the list at Catnip Publishing from 2009 to 2013. She lives in Enfield with her husband and small(ish) child. Trouble is her first novel.

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