By Author / Illustrator
Walker Books Ltd
Paperback / softback
A boy. A girl. A bump. Trouble. A smart, touching and funny contemporary young adult book from an extraordinary new talent
Hannah's smart and funny ... she's also fifteen and pregnant. Aaron is new at school and doesn't want to attract attention. So why does he offer to be the pretend dad to Hannah's unborn baby? Growing up can be trouble but that's how you find out what really matters.
Hannah is everything you would think a 'popular girl' would be, she enjoys going out at weekends and spending time with friends. She doesn't have a care in the world, that is until she discovers that she is pregnant and doesn't want to admit who the father is. Aaron is the quiet new boy at school who is a bit of a loner. Despite his seemingly troubled past, he offers to pretend to be the father of Hannah's baby. I have to say that I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. I particularly liked the duel perspectives of both Hannah and Aaron. Despite Hannah's pregnancy, the story seems to revolve around friendship especially as the troubled teens slowly begin to realise that they have much more in common than they first thought! The book although quite gritty, shows the harsh reality of teenage life. It is a refreshing and gripping read with a touch of humour, I look forward to seeing what Pratt comes up with next! 384 pages / Ages 14+ / Reviewed by Clare Humphreys, librarian.
Suggested Reading Age 11+