- Hardcover: 173 pages
- Publisher: Front Street; 8/16/07 edition (September 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1590785029
- ISBN-13: 978-1590785027
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,012,762 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Baby Hardcover – September 1, 2007
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"New Hampshire. Cow-freaking Hampshire." It's the last place 15-year-old Baby, abandoned by her alcoholic mother again, wants to be. But her social worker tells her that this stop, with an older couple that races sled dogs, is her last chance before she ends up in a juvie home. Baby, still feeling the pain of her new tatttoo (an Asian tiger on her right butt cheek), thinks she doesn't really care what happens to her; but Mary and Fred are not average foster parents, and their life with big dogs brings balance to Baby's own existence. Baby too easily becomes a dog-racing expert, and her descent into trouble when her boyfriend arrives is predictable. But the girl's first-person voice, the backdrop, and the details (working the streets in a gargoyle costume for tourist change) work together well to set this story apart from the many in which troubled teens find solace in animals. Dobrez, Cindy
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Baby may believe that meeting Bobby is the best thing that ever happened to her. But it happens when Baby's finally at a wonderful place in her life, and Bobby starts to take her away from it all.
Under Bobby's influence, Baby will do just about anything, even take her foster parents, Mary and Fred's, most prized possession -- a sled dog. Her life is spiraling out of control, and drug dealings and addictions eventually lead Bobby straight behind bars.
Baby is once again abandoned, this time with nothing but a pack of cigarettes to her name.
What path is Baby going to take? Her new life of safety, or a life of running and sleeping on the streets, using drugs?
BABY tells a great story of real life adventure. I recommend it to everyone, especially those who are interested in stories dealing with important "What if?" issues.
Reviewed by: Holly