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Nominated for a Lambda Literary Award: Children's/Young Adult

I can’t go through with it.

“Come on, here’s to 18,” he says, clinking his bottle against mine and taking a sip. Under the stars, feeling the glow of champagne, when Jason leans over and kisses me, it seems right. And when we do exactly what he’s wanted to do, that seems right at the time too.

Autumn still misses her mother, who died when she was five. But her father and grandmother are raising her with love, laughter, and common sense. She’s a top volleyball player and student. Then it all falls apart. A family tragedy strikes just as Autumn learns she is pregnant. Difficult choices confront her and she will have to find new support, quickly.


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 Praise for No More Sad Goodbyes

“packed with realistic situations with which many teens must cope, and Autumn’s difficult decision will inspire much discussion.” – VOYA

"An engaging, thought-provoking read, recommended for reluctant readers." – Booklist

"Autumn and her baby's story is ultimately one of love and hope…a very positive presentation of open adoption." – Kliatt


ISBN 978-1-929777-10-5

Grades 8 and up

AR IL: UG, BL: 4.8

226 pages