The Baby Project Book Summary and Study Guide

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Eleven year old Jessica and her teenage brother Simon are shocked when their engineer mother and stay-at-home dad tell them that they are expecting another baby. As the family prepares for the baby, Jessica and her best friend Margaret begin a “baby project” for school. The project is detailed and fun and once the baby arrives, things just get better. Baby Lucie quickly becomes the heart of the family, and is even affectionately treated by often surly Simon. Unfortunately, when the baby dies suddenly as a result of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) the family is devastated. Originally entitled “The Family Project”, this story is primarily about a girl and her family coming to terms with their grief while attempting to hold their lives together.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   sister Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Loss of...    -   brother/sisters Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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