ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michelle Sutton, otherwise known as the Edgy Inspirational Author, is Editor-in-chief of Christian Fiction Online Magazine, a member of ACFW, a social worker by trade, and a prolific reader/book reviewer/blogger the rest of the time.
She lives in Arizona with her husband of nineteen years and her two teenaged sons. Michelle is also the author of It's Not about Me (2008) and It's Not About Him (Sheaf House 2009). She has nine other titles releasing over the next three years.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Susie passed out while drinking at Jeff’s party and later discovered she’s pregnant. She has no idea who the father is and considers having an abortion, but instead decides to place her baby for adoption. Following through ends up being more wrenching than she imagined, but she’s determined to do the right thing for her baby.
Jeff feels guilty that Susie was taken advantage of at his party and offers to marry her so she won’t have to give up her baby, like his birth mother did with him. But Susie refuses, insisting he should he marry someone he loves. Can he convince her that his love is genuine before it’s too late? Can she make him understand that it’s not about him—it’s about what’s best for her child?
If you would like to read the prologue and first chapter of It's Not About Him, go HERE
It's Not About Him is not your average teen novel. There is a definite lack of fashion- no designer handbags or sunglasses mentioned in this book- just characters so real that you are sure that you know them from your kid's youth group or job at the mall.
The subject is teen and unexpected pregnancy and has some mature content. Michelle Sutton's descriptions of drinking and sex are not sugar-coated and highlight the antithesis of what true love is.
The character Jeff realizes through getting to know and care for Susie during her pregnancy a more sacrificial love as he strives to do the right thing and finds that other relationships have changed as well. He must make some choices. Will he walk the walk or just talk the talk? And what about Susie? She comes from an abusive background, will she be able to trust that God has a plan for her life? How does the church fit in to the equation?
This series would go nicely with Trish Goyer's My Life Unscripted.