The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Reviewed by Mckayla, age 14, Canada

Have you ever known or seen a young teen mother? Have you ever wondered what it was like for a teen to experience the challenges of being pregnant? If so, then you might enjoy the very popular TV show The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Shailene Woodley plays the lead character, Amy Juergans, who is a teenage girl who gets pregnant at 15. She has to face many challenges, make difficult decisions, and struggle with many non-baby related problems. With the help of her boyfriend Ben (played by Ken Baumann), her mom Anne (played by Molly Ringwald), her dad George (played by Mark Derwin), and all her other friends and family, she learns to cope with everything until the big day. The Secret Life of the American Teenager is not only about the challenges of teen pregnancy, but also includes issues with relationships, family, trust, and so on.

This show is a very good example of how hard it is for a teen to be pregnant, and then raise a baby. It raises awareness about teen pregnancy and how to prevent it. The show is separated into two seasons (19 episodes). We're all hoping for a third season. Each episode always has something new to introduce.

I give this show 4.5 stars (of a possible 5).

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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