Girls in Trouble: A Novel

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Macmillan, 2005 - Fiction - 368 pages
9 Reviews
In this heart-wrenching story of an open adoption gone wrong, Caroline Leavitt's Girls in Trouble reveals the astonishing power of family bonds and maternal love. Sara, sixteen, is in denial about her pregnancy and too far along for an abortion. Her once-devoted boyfriend has disappeared so Sara decides her only option is an open adoption with George and Eva, a couple desperate for a child. After the birth it's clear Sara has a bond with the child that Eva can't duplicate and Eva and George make a drastic decision, with devastating consequences for them all.
 

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User Review  - Gary10 - LibraryThing

Bright, promising young girl gets pregnant at age 16 and decides to put the baby up for adoption--leading to a series of difficulties that last a lifetime. Enough twists and turns to keep the pages turning. Read full review

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User Review  - nu-bibliophile - LibraryThing

The story is very maternal and touching. I can see it actually happening in real life. It was a good read. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
35
Section 4
53
Section 5
103
Section 6
121
Section 7
167
Section 8
185
Section 9
207
Section 10
221
Section 11
249
Section 12
297
Section 13
323
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About the author (2005)

Caroline Leavitt is a book columnist for the Boston Globe and the author of several previous novels, including Is This Tomorrow and Living Other Lives. She lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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