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[In "Mia Alone," Mia] is sure she's pregnant but unsure about the morality of abortion. Her lover, Jan, is dead against abortion and wants them to marry. But Mia, who knows to her sorrow that her parents married only because her birth was imminent, feels that such a union would be wrong. The book is candid; the girl arouses sympathy. Young readers will be keen to know how she resolves her difficulties, but annoyed by the author, who fudges the issue and the ending.

A review of "Mia Alone" in Publishers Weekly (reprinted from the March 10, 1975 issue of Publishers Weekly, published by R. R. Bowker Company, a Xerox company; copyright © 1975 by Xerox Corporation), Vol. 207, No. 10, March 10, 1975, p. 57.


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