The Book That Made Me: David Almond 20/03/19
Bus Stop Baby
Publisher: Piccadilly Press
Amy is totally shocked when she finds a baby abandoned at the local bus stop. How can somebody just leave a baby there? The police and the hospital quickly take over, but Amy’s determined to find the mother and begins investigating.
Meanwhile, Amy’s friendships are a disaster zone and her eccentric grandmother is being even more crazy than usual. And when her investigations lead her to discover a secret about another baby it leaves Amy questioning everything she believes.
Amy sees everything in black and white, right and wrong, with no in-between – so when she’s faced with all the complexities of family and of growing up, it’s a challenge to try and see things from a different perspective. With key themes around parents and open-mindedness, it’s an emotionally powerful and thought-provoking story as Amy tries to work out where she fits in.
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