Proof Positive by Lucy V. Hay
On the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Lizzie finds herself pregnant: she’s literally days away from her exam results and university beckons around the corner. The bright Lizzie has big plans, but can she have the life she wanted, with a baby in tow? What will her family and friends say? And what will the baby’s father choose to do: stay out of it, or stand by her?
An exciting “What if…” journey in the style of “Run Lola Run” and “Sliding Doors”.
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Lucy V. Hay script editor and blogger who helps writers via her Bang2write consultancy. She is the associate producer of Brit Thrillers DEVIATION (2012) and ASSASSIN (2015), both starring Danny Dyer. Lucy is also head reader for The London Screenwriters’ Festival. Lucy is also an author, writing both screenwriting books and crime fiction. Check out her website.
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I honestly didn’t know if I would like this book when I read the blurb. But I am so so glad I read it! The way it switches between every scenario! Any way you look at it, Lizzie is pregnant. She is 18 in a week and due to go to university in a few weeks time. She knows Mike, (the father) will be useless but tries so hard to get him involved.
Lizzie looks at all the options open to her (although she doesn’t know it). There were a few different scenarios in which she kept the baby. There was also abortion, miscarriage and an ectopic pregnancy. I personally have never experienced any of these, but this book is written so that you can experience them all from a teenage girls perspective.
Lizzie really tore at my heart strings and I was really invested in what path she would choose. You got to see her grow as a person and also become her own person and have her own mind. Whereas right at the start she was kind of bossed around and let everyone else steer her in a direction, whether she wanted to or not.
I’m giving this book a 4/5 rating. It tells a crucial story that, I believe, all young girls who have found themselves pregnant should read. This book could help them to come to a decision on who to tell first and the different scenarios of the whether to keep the baby or not.