Megan Book One: The Biggest Decision of All by Mary Hooper

Megan Book One: The Biggest Decision of All

Written by Mary Hooper
Part of the Megan Series

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Tender and thoughtful, Megan charts the welter of complex emotions Megan goes through from the moment she discovers she’s pregnant. At only fifteen she has to deal with the impossibly difficult choices that it throws up, as well as coping with how her friends and her mum will react. Mary Hopper writes without prejudice and with great sensitivity. There are three titles in the Megan series, all of them short but brilliantly written and totally addictive.

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Megan Book One: The Biggest Decision of All by Mary Hooper

Megan, at age 15, discovers that she is 5 months pregnant in her 'Personal Development' class. How she copes, the decisions that she has to make, how her family and friends react are all told in a telling, compulsive tale. A tale that pulls no punches and yet is hugely responsible in its narrative.


'Mary Hooper is a popular author who deals sympathetically with problems encountered by teenagers'

'Megan deals with difficult issues in a sensitive, mature way'

'A powerful read for young adults'

'A story every teenager can empathise with, well written and convincing throughout'

About the Author

Mary Hooper

Says of herself: I was born in Barnes, South West London, which became expensive and trendy as soon as I left it. I often – nostalgically and rather lazily – use Barnes as a setting for my books. If I speak of a river then I’m thinking of the Thames, and if it’s a park or common then I picture Barnes Common. I was able to utilise all these local points and bring in Mortlake and Richmond, too, when I was writing two books about Queen Elizabeth I’s magician, Dr Dee, who lived in Mortlake.

I started working as a window dresser, but soon went into an office and – very valuable, this, for a writer – learned to type. One day I read a short story, thought that I could do better and sat down and wrote one. I sent it to Jackie, a teenage magazine, and much to my surprise sold it for £14. I was launched as a writer! I went on to write lots of short stories, and then serials, and eventually decided to write a book. At the time, there were hardly any books for teenagers, so I found getting published quite easy, but it’s very different now. I’ve written perhaps seventy or so books for children and young adults, most of them set in modern times, but as soon as I began writing historical novels I realised how much I loved doing this, and decided I didn’t want to write any more modern ones. No, not even any Megans!

I’m married to Richard and we live in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire. I’ve still got a VW Beetle, but have upgraded it to a cabriolet version, which will be lovely when the weather improves and I can put the top down (if I can remember how to do it). My children are very grown up, my son is a writer and works for New Scientist and my daughter works for Microsoft - and has recently presented me with a gorgeous first grandson, Mackenzie. I look after him on Wednesdays so don’t ever bother me then! My hobbies are reading (of course), pottering around the house, painting furniture and being nosy (which goes with being a writer).

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192 pages


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Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication date

16th March 2009




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