By: Catherine MacPhail
Outer back cover: Roxy is wild, uncontrollable. She hates life at home – and her goody-two-shoes sister. Her only solace is her equally wild friends. 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 runs 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 take her to a comfortable place, along with other girls in the same position, and look after her and her unborn baby. But Roxy eventually works out the dark truth behind the outwardly compassionate Dyces. There is only one way out – and it’s dangerous. But now Roxy has her baby to look after.
Really good book, so exciting it was hard to put down. When I found out that it’s based on true events that just made it even better.
The way it is in today’s society we don’t easily trust people, even when they seem nice, we always think they must have an ulterior motive. The way most people think is that if something seems too good to be true it usually is. But is Roxy right in thinking that, or is she being paranoid? That was one of the things that was so interesting to try and find out.
One thing that kind of bothered me about the book, but I didn’t realise until I had finished it, was that there wasn’t much there about how Roxy felt about being pregnant. I mean, she’s only 14, you would think she was freaking out about it or something. But the book was still really good.