MTV Books Births 16 and Pregnant YA novel – see cover

MTVit is 16 and pregnant the family is growing.

The docuseries, which premiered in 2009 and chronicles the lives of real-life teen moms, has already spawned several spinoffs — and now the network is spawning a new iteration: 16 and pregnant the YA novel. The book will be released in January 2023, and EW has the exclusive first look at the vibrant cover:

16 years old and pregnant with Lala Thomas

MTV books 16 and Pregnant: A Novel by LaLa Thomas

Written by LaLa Thomas, 16 and pregnant: a novel follows two teenage girls, Erykah and Kelly, whose young lives are disrupted by an unplanned pregnancy.

Excerpt from the official synopsis:

Erykah was looking forward to junior year at East Prep High. She has a cute boyfriend, gets good grades, and has the best best friend. Money is scarce, although it’s not new to his world. But everything changes when she becomes pregnant. Having a baby at sixteen was definitely not part of the plan. Kelly’s plan was to dominate the junior year – by level and on the basketball court – and eventually earn an athletic scholarship. That didn’t include helping her best friend through a pregnancy. But that’s what best friends do, right? Besides, Kelly has every intention of being a good aunt. As the girls navigate the pregnancy, they will learn some harsh realities of the world and be forced to make important decisions. They will also discover a deep store of strength and compassion… for each other and for themselves.

In addition to 16 and pregnantWhich one is available for pre-order nowMTV Books also announced two new franchises: Fear MTV starts with Infested by Angel Luis Colón, and the MTV Beach House the series debuts with Break-up holidays by Anna Grace.

And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Whale fallan absolutely bonkers novel by Daniel Kraus, which the publisher describes as “A scientifically accurate chronicle of a young man’s struggle to survive after being swallowed by a sperm whale.”

Scientifically correct? Here’s hoping the fact checker got a hazard pay.

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