Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Blog Tour/Giveaway: At What Cost By J. Anderson

Maggie just started her junior year of high school and it's awesome.  She's insta-popular because she's dating Justin, the hottest guy in school.  Oh yeah and about Justin: he's great!  Maggie has a caring boyfriend that she loves, so great year right?  Umm no.  As soon as it begins she realizes she's late.... late as in her period.  She finds out she's pregnant, now what is she gonna do?  She clearly can't tell her mom because she's too worried about the family's image.  She doesn't want to tell Justin or really anyone, she just wants it to go away.  But when her best friend outs her to Justin, he suggests abortion.  And with no other options it seems like that is what she has to do.  So she makes the appointment.  Now as the date draws nearer Maggie is discovering that there might be a few other people in her life to confide in than first thought.  And maybe she does have more choices to look in to...

The short and the sweet of it:
The subject matter in this book is really important.  Teens need to have more books available that delve into teen pregnancy.  I really liked how the book showed Maggie being in denial for a long time.  I think a lot of teens think if they just don't acknowledge a problem, it will go away.  50% of the book is all about her fear of being pregnant and not knowing who to tell and when.  The other 50% is her making her decision and figuring out how everyone fits into it.  It was nice to see that even after she made a choice, she had doubts, because most people doubt themselves when it comes to big decisions (over and over again if you are me).

Are there things I would change?  Sure.  But that's true of most books I read.  I would've liked a more concrete ending.  It's left sort of undone, but I'm sure the reason for that is for the focus to be more on the issue of the choice.  Also I'm really not keen on a girl dating another guy while pregnant... that's just me!  But I don't think it's very realistic to say a H.S. guy is going to even be interested in a pregnant girl... I'm hoping girls don't really think that happens very much.  Also I wish the aunt wasn't so inappropriate at times.  But all, in all, great topic for a book, I'm glad it's out there and I recommend!

My Rating:

Date Published:  6/13/2012
How I Got This Book: e-book received from author :)

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About this 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, and you can follow her blogs at Therabidwriter.blogspot (Personal blog) (Book blog). You can also follow her on Twitter and on Facebook at


  1. I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your review. We authors are nothing without readers like you. Thanks for taking the time to read the book and post for the tour!

    1. Thanks for letting me be on the tour!! I really appreciate it! Great book, can't wait to see what you come up with next :)