The Baby by Lisa Drakeford

The Baby by Lisa Drakeford
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Details: 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

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I started reading this at midnight and suddenly found that it was almost four am and I had read the entire book!
I loved the format of this book; that each section focused on a different characters point of view and that each section moved the story on timewise.
Each character was distinct, interesting and very real – they all had their own idiosyncrasies and flaws, and it was the way they came together in the wake of Nicola having the baby that made it so fascinating.
They all grew as people in the months that the book covered, and I really enjoyed seeing how their friendships were affected by the events that had happened, and I’d become really invested in them so when it finished I still had questions as to what would happen next to them.

A great book for fans of Trouble by Non Pratt or contemporary YA fiction in general!

****spoiler alert****
I really want to know how things worked out between Nicola and Jonty, and Nicola and Ben and Jonty and his dad… basically I started off hating Jonty but then I really warmed to him after I knew more about him!

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