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Written by Dianne Wolfer


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Elisabeth has to make the choice of her life. Seventeen and pregnant: does she sacrifice her dreams for a baby, or do something she’s not sure she can live with? Under pressure from her parents, she’s juggling a boyfriend she’s not sure she can trust, a best friend she keeps pushing away and her own indecision. Something’s got to give. It’s the hardest year she’s ever faced – what choice will she make?

‘Young adult fiction that manages to deal with a sensitive issue yet doesn’t thrust too much teenage anguish upon us … A story about change, agency and responsibility, with a pleasant mix of stylistic neatness and thematic uncertainty.’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘This novel is written in a manner that is both honest and touching, as it does not attempt to give a fairy-tale ending and is extremely realistic.’ Courier Mail

‘Wolfer paints both scenarios so convincingly that this book begs re-reading and discussion. For teenage boys and girls it should be compulsory reading.’ The West Australian

‘… Dianne Wolfer has given honest, non-judgemental pictures of the consequences of two different courses of action.’ Magpies

‘Wolfer writes with compassion and honesty, allowing the characters to tell their own story.’ Reading Matters


Family Therapists’ Award for Children’s Literature (Shortlisted 2001)
West Australian Young Readers’ Book Award (Shortlisted 2002)

ISBN 9781921361562 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Children's ebooks
Young Adult
Award Winning
Pages 240
Publication Year 2001
Edition 2nd
Publisher Fremantle Press
  • Dianne wolfer

    Dianne Wolfer

    Dianne Wolfer is the acclaimed author of many books for teenagers and young readers spanning multiple genres. Her book Lighthouse Girl served as inspiration for PIAF’s The Giants and features in events commemorating the centenary of the departure of the first AIF from Albany. One of Dianne’s picture books, Photographs in the Mud (set along the Kokoda Track), is used as an international peace reference and has been published in Japanese; it is also a recommended resource for the National History Curriculum. Her young adult title Choices has been translated into Polish. Read more