Look After Me
Publisher: Andersen Press
When a former foster-sister hands over her newborn baby to teenagers Phoebe and Adam, they are determined to prevent the baby ending up in care. Because their parents are living apart, they fear that the family would no longer be considered suitable foster parents. So they keep the baby in the garden shed and lead an elaborate life of secrecy and subterfuge, showing in equal proportions both great enterprise and angst.
Walsh's novel is always touching, often terrifying, but enormously engaging, funny, and thought-provoking. Once the two looked-after-children are unwittingly drawn into the secret, they gain a new, positive, purpose in life. A compulsive read celebrating the rich variety of family life.