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I read this in 1979 when I was 13. It disturbed me at the time, probably because it was very realistically written. The author really captured the dread and fear of the main character as she realizes her predicament. The book also captures something of the 1970s, when being 16, pregnant, and unmarried was a far, far worse situation to be in than it is now: families would disown daughters, force them to marry, or send them off to homes for young unmarried mothers, where the girls would give birth ...more