What exactly is Bridget Jamieson so frantically trying to hide? Is there actually a stowaway buried under her skin? And who’s ever heard of an empathy belly anyway? Or is it all a ruse for some project prompted by an elite summer college programme? And to what end?
When a British teen girl, daughter of a diplomat, from the upper cuffs of wealthy privilege, is unceremoniously relocated to the other side of the world yet again, she risks her longest standing friendship, the first love of her life, and potentially disappoints her parents beyond all recognition, to intentionally tack a rounded sign to the front of her that says “pregnant teen - baby forthcoming - open for unsolicited moments of disdain and remarks of condemnation.” Bridget unexpectedly exchanges academic accolades and prestigious propriety for undeniable scrutiny, unwelcome notoriety, and the opportunity to witness the miracle in all the mess.
Choosing life is the story of one seemingly inconsequential misstep in judgement lending itself to an irreversible choice with life-altering consequences—all to keep up appearances in a world preaching Jesus, but practising hypocrisy, fraught with law—Pharisee style.
This world of pressure and privilege intent on taught strings, social protocols, and personal unspoken silence is strangling one girl’s will to succeed in this nearly hidden journey of fluttery first love.
Devastating prescribed expectations to find tidy solutions to anything problematic in one’s life that infringes upon the projected perfection infecting her community riotously contends with the divinely orchestrated arrival of a counsellor extraordinaire’s unabashed outpouring of Jesus’ grace, and truth and life.
This prominent British teen living in the land of Kiwi’s, unwraps the often, untouchable subjects of pre-marital sex, abuse, abortion, adoption, and teen parenthood prevalent in every level of society. It is a story of ultimately falling passionately and personally in love with the truest realisation of our heavenly Father as He reveals that yes, EVERYTHING is relentlessly redeemable. And His grace is always sufficient!