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Cathy MacPhail
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3 Aug 2009
Roxy was shaking with fear. She drew in a deep breath. She would not let her fear take over. She couldn't. She had too much to lose. She had to be strong, to be brave. For once in her life she had to think of someone other than herself. Roxy is wild, uncontrollable. She hates her parents - and her goody-two-shoes sister. Her only solace is her equally wild friends, Pat, Tracey and Jacqueline. Then there is the night of the party, where she lets that boy kiss her, and more ...and Roxy is pregnant. Wilfully, she won't tell her mother, her family. She decides to run away to London. And in London Roxy is found by Mr and Mrs Dyce. They are understanding, sympathetic, and promise her a way out of her troubles. They will take her to a comfortable place, along with other girls in the same position and look after her and her baby - which is exactly what happens. Roxy cannot believe her luck. But Roxy eventually works out the dark truth of the outwardly genial Dyces. They are 'farming' the babies in a truly horrible way, and selling the baby organs. There is only one dramatic way out for Roxy - and it's dangerous. But she is dealing with dangerous people and she has to take it. And now she has her baby to look after. A gripping and completely compelling story of a girl forced to grow up and think of others other than herself in the most nightmare of circumstances. These circumstances would seem too horrible to be true - were they not based on fact. A network doing exactly this was discovered to be operating in Italy in 2003, causing outcry, and has formed the basis for this story.

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (3 Aug 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408802066
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408802069
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 332,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Young adult fiction is going from strength to strength, led by authors like Catherine MacPhail' The Bookseller 'A chilling take on a true story' Elle Girl 'A gripping and heartbreaking story' MSLEXIA 'A smart, scary book that'll keep you turning pages' MIZZ

About the Author

Cathy MacPhail won the Kathleen Fidler Award with her first novel, Run Zan Run, the Scottish Arts Council Award with her second novel Fighting Back, and a Royal Mail award for Roxy's Baby. Cathy MacPhail's work is enormously popular with young teenagers, her trademarks being a mix of humour, with pacy and topical storylines. Cathy lives in Greenock, Scotland.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Book Ever!!! 8 Jun 2005
This book was even better then Catherine Macphail's other books - it was realistically written, and was thrilling and gripping, too. When fourteen year old Roxy discovers she is pregnant, she can't bring herself to tell her mum, stepdad and sister so she runs away to London. While there, she becomes involved with Mr. and Mrs. Dyce, a loving friendly couple who own a big house in the country and want to help girls like Roxy. It sounds too good to be true...and it is, because Mr. and Mrs. Dyce are evil inside...pure evil. A GREAT READ!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roxy`s Baby -review 28 Dec 2007
I couldnt put this book down -which is auviously a good sign. I wont ruin the story for you, but will reccomend this book to any young adult. I could really relate to how roxy must have felt -even thoguh i have never been in such a situation. While reading you really feel the suspense, pressures and determination roxy faces.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Woah! Not what I expected!! 16 Aug 2008
By Sarah
I'm 14 (Sarah's daughter) and this book has gone through so many of my classmates hands is looks like it's been through the washing machine!
I bought it almost 3 years ago and didn't have time to read it. Three years later I found it and after that couldn't put it down. Every time I started a new chapter I promised myself this would be the last one bt each chapter left me wanting more. Once I'd read it all of my friends read it and they all managed to read it in one day (like myself!) The pure evil Mr and Mrs Dyce are so contrasting to some of the other real nice characters!

Buy this book and I promise you.. you won't be able to put it down!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good story 23 July 2006
This was a fantastic story and I was enthralled all the way through it, but it did seem more like a film script than a book. a lot of the conversations Roxy has or descriptions were also very cliche and it started out as a typical teenage angst book. It did get better as the story progressed though, it was just hard to get into at first. The story was amazing though and extremely heart wrenching.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roxy's Baby 29 July 2011
By Kiddo98
I think this is a great and sad book. I would recommend this to boys and girls who are 10-14 years old
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5.0 out of 5 stars FABOLOUS 1 Oct 2007
this book is really great! i am 13 and have read alot of books as iam really a book worm but this one is really special. when i picked it up i thought it would be old fashioned and hard to understand but i read it in 3 hours because i loved it so much. it was really sad at the end though when she never hears from anne marie but i won't spoil the story line now! buy this book it is really good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roxy rocks! 19 Jun 2007
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God I really liked this book! It was so, feeling! The way the author makes you understand the feelings of Roxy is great and so very real. More books like this are what we need for our teenagers!

Thankyou Catherine MacPhail!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roxy's Baby 15 Jun 2006
This was a really good book about a 14 year old girl who finds out she's expecting a baby and her struggle to keep it in a place where everything is not quite what it seems.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This book is ace you can't stop reading it.
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Published 1 month ago by dems Crowley
5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant and sad novel
This novel was heart-breaking but yet another brilliant story from the wonderful Cathy McPhail. Now my favourite book! :) Kara x
Published 10 months ago by Gary
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best books
One of the best books I've ever read it really intrigued me! I loved all the description in it! It was brilliant!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
This book really amazed me there was no inappropriate content but some could almost frighten you. Roxy's Baby was brilliant really great must read
Published 15 months ago by Niamh O'Donnell
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book
This is the most amazing book I have ever red. Cathy macphail is the best author I also love her book another me which is really good I recommend that you get this book. Read more
Published on 21 Jan 2012 by Tracy
1.0 out of 5 stars A sickening idea for a teenage read!
I read this book a few years ago and was left disturbed at the ideas explored in the book.

I found the storyline to be sick and wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Published on 16 Sep 2008 by ShelleyW
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
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