Look at You Now

  • by Liz Pryor
  • Narrated by Liz Pryor
  • 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In 1979 Liz Pryor is a 17-year-old girl from a good family in the wealthy Chicago suburbs. Halfway through her senior year of high school, she discovers that she is pregnant, a fact her parents are determined to keep a secret from her friends, siblings, and community forever. One snowy January day, after driving across three states, her mother drops her off at what Liz thinks is a Catholic home for unwed mothers but which is, in truth, a locked government-run facility for delinquent and impoverished pregnant teenage girls. In the cement-block residence, Liz is alone and terrified, a fish out of water - a girl from a privileged, sheltered background living amid tough, street-savvy girls who come from the foster care system or juvenile detention.
But over the next six months, isolated and in involuntary hiding from everyone she knows, Liz develops a surprising bond with the other girls and begins to question everything she once held true. Told with tenderness, humour, and an open heart, Look at You Now is a deeply moving story about the most vulnerable moments in our lives and how a willingness to trust ourselves can permanently change who we are and how we see the world.

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What the Critics Say

"A funny, tender and brave coming-of-age tale." (People)

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Customer Reviews

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Gripping Story

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Really good story, gripping and quite emotional. My only negative comment would be the ending is so abrupt I actually thought I had skipped a couple of chapters

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- elaine a. gladstone

Emotional Roller coaster of a Book!

I was very skeptical about this book after reading the first chapter but it developed in a book of insight and character. The relationships between Liz, her parents, the girls and support staff read a compelling story. I definitely recommend this book. It's provides an array of emotions color and laugh-out-load moments amongst a very serious and though provoking subject.
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- Ms. M. Gendiboyd-nayli

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-02-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios