No Name Baby

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Sophie remembered last night's dream and the gray stones-a whole row of them like the ones under the trees. Each stone was etched with letters that she couldn't quite read. When her pregnant mother falls, Sophie blames herself for the accident. Premature labor begins, and everyone worries the infant might join the others under the gray stones. Aunt Rae has come to help care for the baby and mother, but her presence only increases the tension in the family. Then Aunt Rae finds her niece talking with the young man ...
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Sophie remembered last night's dream and the gray stones-a whole row of them like the ones under the trees. Each stone was etched with letters that she couldn't quite read. When her pregnant mother falls, Sophie blames herself for the accident. Premature labor begins, and everyone worries the infant might join the others under the gray stones. Aunt Rae has come to help care for the baby and mother, but her presence only increases the tension in the family. Then Aunt Rae finds her niece talking with the young man from a neighboring farm and confronts her, revealing something that shakes Sophie's world.

No-Name Baby is an intimate portrait of a young girl as she discovers the truth about herself and her family.

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How does an almost-14-year-old girl handle the tragedy of her mother's giving birth to one doomed preemie after another? Sophie feels personally responsible for a two-months-early delivery of a tiny baby boy, since she inadvertently caused the fall that started her mother's labor too soon. Aunt Rae's presence makes things more complicated when she comes to help, as she is ill-tempered, often angry and seems determined to make the girl's life miserable. Aunt Rae is particularly opposed to Sophie's tender, developing relationship with a neighbor boy, for reasons that at first seem incomprehensible. When she finally begins to reveal a few of the secrets of her unfortunate life, readers should be moved to care for her--as Sophie is--but she's depicted so unpleasantly, albeit realistically, that they may find it hard to transition to a more empathetic perspective. The generally melancholy mood is lightened by the warm-hearted presence of Sophie's ever-so-practical Italian grandmother. The rural, post–World War I setting is evocatively evoked, and strong character development drives the quiet plot toward a believable conclusion. With its authentic depiction of the hardships of early-20th-century life and well-rounded characters, this is an agreeable, ultimately optimistic tale of the strength of the human spirit. (Historical fiction. 10-14)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781608981175
  • Publisher: namelos
  • Publication date: 3/1/2012
  • Pages: 104
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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  • Posted April 14, 2012

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    "No-Name Baby" by Nancy Bo Flood was a very good read


    "No-Name Baby" by Nancy Bo Flood was a very good read.The novel is of a teenager (Sophie) who was a Italian immigrant from Illinois after World War I. Sophie thought she had caused her mother to go into premature labour, since her mom had lost other babies...that was greatly on her mind. Then there was a aunt(Rae)... that seemed to cause great tension between her(Sophia). Just what was going on would soon be understood. Her aunt Rae tells Sophia of her bea (Alessandro). He had left for the War and he never came back .... he was shot down.... buried in Italy.

    The author really brings out the characters with all of the work..doing chores, watching the baby, dealing with that Aunt Rae,seeing if her mom, Nonna, and her dad needed anything and
    then there was the boy (Karl) next door. And then the big incident in the Orchard... What had happened between Sophia and her aunt Rae? This is where you will have to pick up this good read to find out just what is going on.

    There was the Family Bible that held everything that Sophia needed to know about her family... but where was her name? Was she a bastard child? Just who was her mother? After much explanation being given ...everything comes out and this secret unfolds.

    "No-Name Baby" was indeed a wonderful story how Sophia was able to finally understand the situation of just what had gone on in her life. Sophia was very mature young lady and all I can say is .... Wow! .. what a story! Sophia now knew the secret about her family.

    I would definitely recommend this as a good for a YA read.

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