Two teenage girls prepare to make their dreams a reality: one lives a life of utter perfection, or so she thinks, but the other girl was born into a world that didn’t always promise that things would work out. Determined to make her dreams happen anyway, Eliza sets out on a journey that will change her life in ways that she doesn’t expect. Emma has high hopes for her future and a tenacity for life that is unmatched.
Each girl battles the daily challenges of life in pursuit of their dreams, but one dream comes to a screeching halt when the girl finds out she is pregnant. So afraid of what life might look like with a baby, she doesn’t realize she holds the power of life and death in her hands.
With the odds stacked against them, there are moments when they both ask themselves if they can make it through.
A moving story about two young girls navigating through American culture and its definition of success, The Hope of Eliza is a story that all women can identify with. It is a story of powerful friendship and hope beyond the depths of despair.