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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  14 reviews
After finding an abandoned baby, 13-yr-old Amy sets out to find the mother.

On her way home from school, 13-year-old Amy finds a newborn baby abandoned at the village bus stop. It's wrong, just like when Mum walked out on Amy and her sister ten years ago - so she tries to fix it, by finding the baby's mother. But as Amy searches, she uncovers another story, a secret even cl
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 28th 2016 by Bonnier Zaffre
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Adele Broadbent
Amy and Eden are on their way home one night when Amy hears a strange sound. She backtracks to find it and discovers a tiny day-old baby in a cardboard box in the bus stop. Shocked, she takes her home and shows her dad who calls the police. Who would desert their new born baby?

Thoughts of the baby fill Amy’s head in the coming days as well as trying to figure out if her best friend Isobel stole her new purse from school.
In the meantime, Amy’s grandmother (called Zelda by her granddaughters) has
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Salome Vonk
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
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I kinda liked it but it just wasn't my type of book and was a bit weird as well
Eve beinguniquebooks
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
When sisters Amy and Eden walk home after getting off the bus after school, they never would expect to find an abandoned baby, but they do.



After taking it home to their dad and calling the police, the story follows the girls learning more about another abandoned baby that was found back in 1966.



As their grandma, Zelda helps research the baby from the past, she acts shifty whilst also being overly keen to help investigate the latest abandoned baby's history and see if anyone in their village saw
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ashortbooklover
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Highbury Upton is a sleepy, rural town where nothing ever happens. That is until Amy hears a strange mewling noise coming from the bus shelter on her way home. She finds a tiny baby left all alone. As Amy delves into the past to find the baby’s mother, she stumbles on a secret hidden long ago that will change everything.

Bus Stop Baby, by Fleur Hitchcock, is a touching story about friendship, family and abandonment. It is very truthful about the highs and lows of teenage friendship, with minor d
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Carolienvanderwaarde
Amy is een echt tienermeisje dat o zo zeker is van hoe het moet zijn. Zij weet wat goed is en wat fout, er zijn geen grijze gebieden, je maakt immers zelf de keuze? Dus de moeder die haar baby te vondeling legt in het bushokje is fout. En Amy wil haar vinden en dat duidelijk maken. Ondertussen vraagt oma aan Amy om haar te helpen bij een soort bucketlist. En gaandeweg ontdekt Amy dat de volwassenen om haar heen helemaal niet zo overtuigd zijn van wat goed is en wat fout. Het wordt allemaal heel ...more
Kirsty
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Read this book as we had it donated for our school library (primary age) and wanted to see whether it was suitable to be in there.
I enjoyed the story and couldn't put it down. Liked the themes of the story and how it made the character question her belief system. Ending brought a tear to my eye. worth reading, would recommend though i'm not sure it would be a primary school book (maybe year 6)
Byron Bibliotherapy
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written & structured story for ages 9-13, about foundlings & all things lost & found. It is a deceptively simple, multilayered text which perfectly captures the voice of 13 year old Amy. So glad to have found this author. ...more
Sarah
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
What happens when a young girl finds a baby at a bus stop? What happens after? Amy has her own life worries but finding a baby has brought old emotions flooding back. She's determined to find the baby's mother and reunite them. But it's not as simple as she thinks.
Laura Atkinson
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed it. It started off slow but I really enjoyed it as it got to the end. Since it is a mature topic , I think you should be over nine to read this book.
Keira
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is a great mystery story .You couldn’t expect the ending at all !!! Such a lot of drama. I really enjoyed it but not quite a 5 star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Andrew Rose
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
A book with a warm heart and a positive message at its core.

The book centres on Amy and Eden, who find a baby in a bus stop on their way home from school. Amy and Eden are teenage girls and live with their father, Martin after their mother ran off with her fancy man to Australia. Amy and Eden also have the support of Zelda, Martin's mother who also happens to live in the village.

Very much central to this book is the family unit and the theme of right and wrong (and how things aren't always blac
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