Age: 13+ & YA
Publication date: July 2015
World Rights. Rights sold: France, Germany
An outstanding debut from an author shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition.
When Olivia opens the bathroom door, the last thing she expects to see is her best friend Nicola giving birth on the floor – and to say Nicola is surprised is an understatement. She’s not ready to be a mum, and she needs Olivia’s help. But Olivia has her own problems – specifically her bullying boyfriend, Jonty, and keeping an eye on younger sister Alice. And then there’s Nicola’s friend Ben, who’s struggling with secrets of his own …
‘Don’t disturb Mrs Greasly next door. You know how cross she gets about noise late at night.’ Her mum tugs with anxious fingers at her handbag.
‘I know.’ Olivia nods.
‘And don’t excite Sandy.’