The Baby (eBook)
Lisa Drakeford
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UK Price: £7.99
Format: eBook
Age: 13+ & YA
ISBN: 978-1-910002-24-7
Publication date: July 2015

World Rights

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 …

Strange things happen at parties. THE BABY is about the effect an unexpected birth at a party has on the five people involved. I like the idea that one incident can have an impact on all the people around it and this impact is different depending on how you are connected to the event. I find it interesting that we can all have a different view on one single thing. 

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