Too Soon for Jeff

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Jeff Browning is a talented debater who stands a solid chance of winning a scholarship to the college of his dreams. When Christy, his girlfriend, announces that she is pregnant and plans to keep the baby, Jeff is forced to accept that he must face the consequences of his actions. Ready or not, Jeff is going to be a father and his life is being changed forever. This story of a reluctant teenage father was unanimously selected by ALA for 1995 Best Books for Young Adults list.

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Overview

Jeff Browning is a talented debater who stands a solid chance of winning a scholarship to the college of his dreams. When Christy, his girlfriend, announces that she is pregnant and plans to keep the baby, Jeff is forced to accept that he must face the consequences of his actions. Ready or not, Jeff is going to be a father and his life is being changed forever. This story of a reluctant teenage father was unanimously selected by ALA for 1995 Best Books for Young Adults list.

High school senior Jeff Browning is upset when he learns that his girlfriend is pregnant and determined not to let a baby ruin his plans to go to college on a debate scholarship, but his feelings change after the baby is born.

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“A thoughtful book for both young men and young women.”  —ALA Booklist
Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
Just as 17 year old Jeff has decided that he must be honest with his girlfriend Christy, and tell her that he no longer wants to go steady, Christy shocks him by happily announcing that she is pregnant. Although Christy has hopes of marrying and settling down with Jeff, he has hopes of winning prizes in debating and a scholarship to college. Jeff is not ready to accept the responsibility of fatherhood, and Christy's ideas of motherhood are vague and unrealistic at best. However, by the end of this very frank and realistic novel, both Jeff and Christy, although unmarried and leading separate lives, have matured enough to parent their baby son. The novel explores many aspects of the teen pregnancy problem from the young man's point of view.
School Library Journal
Gr 8-12-The realities of teenage sexuality are portrayed in this story of Jeff Browning and his girlfriend Christy. They have been together for a year, and he has just decided that he needs more independence and time to spend with his friends. He is a high school senior looking forward to a promising college career in debate. When Christy reveals that she is pregnant, life changes drastically. Jeff is outraged that she often ``forgot'' to take the pill, and insists on an abortion. The young woman protests, and has the baby, hoping Jeff will stay with her. His family is angry, but supportive, while Christy's beligerent father makes the situation worse. Unlike many teenage fathers, Jeff does finally take responsibility for his son and learns to balance college life with fatherhood. Believable characters and an easy-to-read text will make this an appealing story that emphasizes the consequences and responsibilities of sexual behavior among young people.-Judy R. Johnston, Auburn High School, WA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780930934910
  • Publisher: Morning Glory Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Series: Hamilton High series Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 703,335
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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  • Posted March 18, 2009

    True Love Or His Dream

    This is a great book filled with drama and confusion. This book is about a young man,Jeff, he is so confuse between the baby or his dream of going to college. He knows that if he has the baby it will ruin his dream. Jeff wants to help the baby but he wants to achieve his dream. He is so confuse what to choose. If you want to find out what Jeff chose go get the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2008

    A First Look Into A Teenagers Crisis

    With so many teen couples getting pregnant here is a look of how to deal with the problem of going from teenager to parent. Teenage decision making to the max. A teen parent guide for life when you have no way out when you have to make a choice. An adolescent fiction teenage book that you have never read or pick up before.A first look into two teens life's and the decision they have to make for their baby. Jeff and Christina are two teens confronted with a difficult choice. After you pick up this novel you will not be able to put it down because it is so educating to an up and coming teenager. A epic teenage drama of man varius the world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2004

    Perfect

    I'm not a teen mom but my cousin is she is only 18 and had sex with a person not of her color and this book has helped me to understand what could happen if I was a Teen mom, I glad I'm not because i don't think i would be ready. With most books i'm not interested at all in the books they are boraing but this one pulled me in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2002

    Marilyn Reynolds books are awesome

    This is a great book! I love all of Marilyn Reynolds books but this one is by far the best one i've read! I recommend this book to any teenager ! I plan on reading all of her novels because she keeps you interested the whole way through! She's an awesome writer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2001

    REAL-LIFE STORY, ACTUAL FOOTAGE

    THIS BOOK WAS REAL LIFE, IN WHICH IT WAS TOLD VERY GOOD IN GREAT DEPTH. IT WAS VERY REAL INDEED!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2000

    AwesOme BoOk

    When I started reading the book , Too Soon For Jeff , I was done within 2 days . The book caught my attention and was filled with exciting details . I would recommend this book to a teen , who hardly ever reads because then it would make then wanna read more of Marilyn Reynold's neat books . I enjoyed this book a lot . I also think it would stink to be caught in Jeff's situation.

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