The show features a regular cast of characters, which began with eleven people in its first season.Since then, characters have left the show, with new main characters having both been written in and out of the series.
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She confesses her pregnancy to her two best friends, Madison and Lauren, who are fake because they spread the rumor that Amy had sex with Ricky.
During this time, Amy's sister Ashley discovers her pregnancy due to Amy's recent weight gain and erratic behavior, but promises to keep her secret from their parents.
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.
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 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.At the beginning of the series, she is 15 years old.Upon entering high school, Amy begins a relationship with Ben Boykewich (also 15) , a supportive classmate with whom she falls in love.