The Secret Life of the American Teenager This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

December 28, 2009
ABC Family made a daring move in creating the new hit series, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” The show focuses on Amy Juergens (Shailene Woodley), a 15-year-old who has just discovered she is pregnant. Viewers follow Amy as her family and friends find out.

Creator Brenda Hampton does an excellent job realistically portraying this all-too-common teen hardship. Each episode begins with a parental warning, and at the end a character encourages parents to talk to their kids about sex. Although Amy is a smart and responsible teen, she had never had the sex talk, and now she and her ­parents must deal with the consequences.

Almost every teenager can relate to this show, whether pregnant, a young father, dealing with “unfair” parents, or experiencing discrimination because of race, faith, or situation. The show can sometimes seem a bit far-fetched, but it never ceases to entertain and teach its teen audience.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Priya21 said...
Aug. 30, 2010 at 10:15 pm
I definitely agree with you! Many people say that this show is atrocious with horrible acting. I disagree with them. Perfect review of the lives of people like the Jerguens and reality. GREAT JOB!!!
XxEmo_Gurl26xX said...
Jan. 8, 2010 at 9:08 am
love thiss show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
archery10 replied...
Mar. 28, 2010 at 5:22 pm
nice review! i haven't seen the show, and now I want to see it
Writingstar replied...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 1:52 pm
great show! lots of drama
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