No Use For A Name by Penelope Wright

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Fifteen-year-old “Baby” Anderson never thought much about her nickname, until she goes for her driver’s permit and discovers her parents just flat-out forgot to name her. As if being in high school wasn’t enough of an identity crisis. 

As the fifth kid of her trashy, abusive mother and her barely-there father, home has never been a sanctuary. Cheerleading, the hot football player Derek Mottola, and her crazy cousin Kaia, are Baby’s escape from the reality of her messed-up life. She vows to keep her toxic family a secret, but as she tries on new identities and navigates the social ups and downs of her sophomore year, her two worlds collide.

Turns out, it’s not that easy to keep your identity private, especially if you don’t have one.


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Published April 5, 2016 by Reputation Books. 176 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Gr 9 Up—Baby learns at 15 that her parents did not ever get around to naming her when she was born and left her name as "Baby Girl Anderson." Thus begins the spiral of events that almost ruin her life. Baby tries to navigate through high school while living with her neglectful mother, deciding be...

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