By Kelly Mcwilliams

Laurel Leaf, Mass Market Paperback, 9780440238751, 144pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 2006


WHAT WOULD YOU DO if your best friend got pregnant?

Fourteen-year-old Jaime is used to her best friend, Melissa, being the center of attention. Melissa wants to be a model—she’s beautiful, popular, and talented. There’s just one small problem—Melissa thinks she’s pregnant, and she wants Jaime’s help. But there’s not much Jaime can do. Melissa refuses to tell her parents; Jaime refuses to be the same old reliable doormat. She’s got a lead in the school play and a new friendship with Zach. Jaime is changing, too. And she’s sick of being stepped on!

Fifteen-year-old Kelly McWilliams’s debut novel is an inspiring story about friendship, choices, and learning how to shine.

About the Author

Kelly McWilliams attends high school, studies Aikido, plays piano, and is at work on a second novel. She lives in Arizona, where she shares a room with her semi-tame cat, Griffin.

Praise For Doormat

“McWilliams’ first-person, present-tense vignettes are taut, funny, and touching, the dialogue is authentic, and both the teen and adult characters ring true.”—Booklist