After breaking up with Ben, she develops feelings for Ricky when he comes to visit.
She tells him that if he really wants to be with her, he has to stop sleeping around,and get tested for any sexually transmitted diseases or infections.
Amy plans to go live with her grandmother Mimsy, but is unable to go after discovering that Mimsy is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and is moving into assisted care living.
It explores how the pregnancy affects her, her peers, and her family.
After her sister starts high school, Amy finds how virtually everyone at school carries a secret or an unexpected problem. Portrayed by Shailene Woodley, Amy gets pregnant after a one-night stand at band camp before her freshman year of high school.
She changes her mind, but is still adamant about not returning to school.
Ricky reaches out to Amy during this time, saying that he wants to be involved with what happens to the baby.
Amy then decides on adoption, and discovers that her father's longtime employee Donovan and his husband Leon want to adopt the baby.
The adoption fails due to Ricky's interference, and she ultimately decides to keep the baby due to the love and support of her family and friends.
After being accepted into a summer music program in New York, Amy decides to go but is surprised to learn that the program is for teen mothers.
During this time, Ben reveals to Amy that Adrian had gotten pregnant from their one-night stand, and that he had been keeping her pregnancy from Amy for several weeks.
Ben proposes to Amy after finding out, because he genuinely loves her, and feels he would be a better father than Ricky due to his family's financial stability.
After Amy tells her parents, she contemplates having an abortion, as she is afraid of her peers' perceptions.
Halfway through her pregnancy, Amy's mother Anne informs her that in order to keep the baby, she will have to find a job and daycare.