Barbara Delinsky has created another one of her thought-provoking novels in this newest one, Not My Daughter. The idea taken from a real news event that occurred in Gloucester, Massachusetts revolves around a pregnancy pact made by high school girl friends. In this story the daughter of the high school principal is one of the pregnant girls. Herself a teenage mother, Susan Tate, the school principal and mother of Lily questions her parenting abilities and the school board begins to question their choice of principal. How could these bright, excellent students, leaders of their class make a life-changing decision that has the possibility of influencing the rest of their school.
Love and forgiveness is center to this story as mothers and daughters deal with the consequences of teen pregnancy.