Author: Marilee Brothers
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (November 29, 2013), 212 pages
High school senior, Gabe Delgado, is trying to trade his bad-boy ways for clean living. He remembers nothing about the night a mysterious girl loved him and left him at a party, except … there was a kind of magic around her that had nothing to do with his hangover the next day. Now he finds that “magic” in a basket on his doorstep, cooing at him like a happy little bird.
The note attached to the baby’s blanket says, “Gabe, you probably already know our baby is, well, different. If not, you’ll find out soon enough. Let’s just say she has certain qualities most babies don’t have. The thing is, I’m scared. I’m on my own and can’t keep her safe. But, you can. You’re strong. You have a family to watch out for her. Bad people want her. That’s why I left her with you. I don’t really understand what’s going on, but it has something to do with The Abolesco. Don’t try to find me. Please, take care of our baby girl and love her. Okay?”
Gabe soon discovers there are bad people on baby Birdie’s trail, but why? Suddenly party-boy Gabe has to man up to protect his daughter. Not so easy when her talents include vanishing into thin air. It’s up to Gabe and his girl-pal Abby—who has some extraordinary secrets of her own—to find out what’s up with something called the Scientific Academy of Merit, what the goons want with Birdie, and whether other people like Birdie can be saved too.
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.
Baby Gone Bye starts out with a bang. A baby is left on the Delgados’ porch and their lives are never the same. It doesn’t take much time for all of them to fall in love with the cute and gifted little girl
The characters in this story are interesting and unique but realistic. The main character, Gabe, is a typical popular high school senior who has a wake up call when he suddenly has a baby that he’s responsible for. Gabe grows up practically over night. I liked how his dad handled the situation. He made Gabe take responsibility for his daughter but supported him at the same time. Gabe’s first couple of days handling everything were pretty comical.
The story flows well and is full of suspense and has a touch of paranormal and a touch of romance. I thought it was a great read!
Marilee Brothers is a former teacher, coach and counselor. The author of eight books, Marilee and her husband are the parents of three grown sons and live in central Washington State. After writing six young adult books, Marilee is currently hard at work, writing an adult thriller. She loves hearing from people who have read her books. Feel free to contact her at http://www.marileebrothers.com.
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