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Flour Babies by Anne Fine,
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Flour babies is a meaningful novel about a class of 14 year olds receiving a sack of flour each which they must look after for 4 weeks. Simon Martin's father left him when he was a baby and this flour baby helps him understand about parenting and why his father left.
Simon is a teenage slob,who doesn't pay any attention to school work what so ever until he chooses home economics in a science fair and receives a flour baby.
Simon manages to persuade hisf riends into thinking that at the end of the project they can kick they're flour babies to bits,this was because he over heard a conversation/arguement between Dr Feltham and his form tutor.
To start with he hates her but then he starts to explore his unknown past and his missing father.Simon grows to care for this flour baby although his friends think he's lost all his sanity.
He first realises that his school teachers must haveto put up with alot , looking after him and his class mates , so in a regular detention with Miss Arnott he, foronce, settles down to work instead of getting up to his usual strange antics. But this only lasts that one detention because he doesn't want to loose his reputation.
Simon next starts to think about his Dad and why he left. He satrtsto ask him self a lot of questions like