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At What Cost

                    At What Cost

During her junior year, sixteen-year-old Maggie Reynolds expected to shop for prom dresses not maternity clothes. Now, instead of studying for the SATs, she’s reading, What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Maggie’s ‘Mother Dearest’ lives in fear that Maggie will somehow taint the family name, so Maggie can’t turn to her for help. Meanwhile, her father is oblivious to anything but his 9-9 job. And her boyfriend, Justin? She’s pretty sure he’ll stay by her side.

While Maggie wrestles with her options, Justin offers a solution: abortion. It would solve all her problems quickly, easily, and effectively. And her parents would never know, which means they won’t throw her out and cut her off like they’d always threatened if she got herself knocked up. Now Maggie must decide which choice she can live with: abortion or teenage motherhood. Either way, it’ll be a tough road to travel.

ebook, 225 pages
Published June 13th 2012 by Astraea Press

At What Cost is a beautiful novel that reminded me that no matter how bad or hopeless you think your situation is, something good can always come out of it. I thought J. Andersen did an outstanding job writing Maggie's story. She gives readers the truth and a heart-felt story about a controversial subject. I absolutely adored Maggie's character. She’s strong, real, and really searches within her heart and mind about her situation to find the truth for herself.

I loved when Maggie realized things were not just about her, that it was also about a life, and that she had the power to give her baby a chance to have a life or to take it away. That this little "mass of tissue" as her boyfriend Justin called it, was more than that, it was a person. I also loved Evan. Oh, how I wish all guys were this great. He was an awesome, great support system for Maggie. Not in telling her what to do, but in showing her his support in whatever she decided, and what a real reasonable guy is like. I enjoyed the scenes between Evan and the jerk Justin so much. I sat back and said, You go Evan! You’re definitely what a true man is supposed to be.

I would like to thank J. Anderson for being brave enough to write about a controversial subject such as abortion, and I truly hope that this novel will help teenage girls and women think about all the different options they have when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. I highly recommend At What Cost as a beautiful, heart-touching read with truth that gives hope, and would also recommend to anyone who knows a teenage girl or woman who is facing this situation to be a true friend and to listen and stand by them. This would be a great book to give them to read. There is information on services that can help at the end of this book. 

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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) and Readbetweenthelinesbookclub.blogspot. (Book blog). You can also follow her on Twitter and on Facebook at

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  1. Thanks for taking the time to do a review, Debbie. I'm so glad you liked the book. BTW, I love your blog background! So cute. :)

    1. You are so very welcome Jessie! I would love for you write a second novel about Maggie and Evan. Love to see more of what happens with their relationship! :)

    2. I've heard that request many times. We'll have to see if the story hits me, but as for now...I'm working on some new things.


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