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).