Roxy's Baby

Roxy's Baby is a young adult novel by Catherine MacPhail, published in 2005. It is about a fourteen-year-old girl named Roxy who becomes pregnant and subsequently runs away from home.

Roxy is a fourteen year-old girl living with her mother, her younger sister, and her new step-dad. Upset about her father's death and resentful of her mother remarrying, she begins to rebel. She attends a party where she has sex for the first time. Soon realizing she's pregnant, Roxy runs away from home in fear. She goes to London, hoping to stay a shelter she read about, but quickly leaves when she realizes the woman in charge will phone the police, when she learns Roxy is underage.

Luckily, she finds help in the form of Mr and Mrs Dyce, a couple who host young pregnant women in their country house. Things quickly become suspicious; the girls in the Dyce's care are completely cut off from the rest of the world, not allowed to leave the grounds, or even read newspapers or listen to the radio, and once a girl is sent into the birthing room she's never seen again. The Dyce's have answers to all of these, but things still seem odd.

One night Roxy slips out, and discovers the Dyce's have an extremely sinister motive behind their kindness...

It won the 13–16 years category at the 2006 Royal Mail Awards for Scottish Children's Books. It was also shortlisted for the Manchester Book Award and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

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