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Baby & Solo

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Harrowing, funny, heart-filled saga of troubled '90s teens.

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age 13+

Based on 1 parent review

age 13+

Adults and teens should read this book

I found this book very educational for today’s situations. I could not put this book down. Loved it!

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In Lisabeth Posthuma's blast from the past, teen video-store employees cope with relationships, dysfunctional families, pregnancy, mental illness, homophobia, and the mixed joys of customer service. As Baby & Solo's protagonists rise above many adversities -- some scarring, some hilarious, some just sad -- readers share their quest and cheer them on in their struggles to resolve childhood traumas and have a good life. Along the way, the plot threads entangle and the wild cast of peripheral characters have troubles of their own. Then there's the imaginary friend, who's caused a lot of trouble already. And, hanging over it all, the mysterious Bad Thing That Happened years ago, casting a long shadow. There's never a dull moment in this lively, emotional page-turner that leaves its protagonists -- and readers -- with lots to think about.

Book Details

  • Author: Lisabeth Posthuma
  • Genre: Friendship
  • Topics: Friendship
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: May 11, 2021
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 14 - 17
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Available on: Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
  • Last updated: September 27, 2021

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