Love Ya Babe

Caught between family life and school, Gabby’s trials never seem to end …

If she’s not dealing with her outrageously embarrassing mother Posy, or helping out with her troubled brothers at home, she’s pursuing school hearthrob, Si, and making enemies of friends. Life seems tough enough … but then her older-than-average mother announces that she’s pregnant and Gabby’s world turns upside down.

At first Gabby is determined to have nothing to do with the unexpected arrival. Then the baby arrives, bringing complete chaos, and Gabby’s family start unravelling around her …

Can Gabby’s strength and will pull her through her hardest challenge yet?

Book details

ISBN: 9781444900026
Pub Date: 4th Feb 2010
Published by: Hodder Children’s Books

Also available as an eBook

My notes on Love Ya Babe…

It is a truth universally acknowledged that teenagers find their parents embarrassing. I know I did and I made my own kids’ eyes roll hundreds of times. Still do in fact! Not only are Gabby’s parents super-embarrassing but her whole family are a nightmare which leaves her a sitting target for a mean group of girls at school.

Chris Higgins writes in a dead-on emulation of a teenage girl's voice.

(Financial Times)

Chris Higgins gives her loyal audience another tremendously enjoyable read in 'Love ya Babe'

(The Bookbag)

Gabby's first person narrative convincingly captures the teenager's view of the world.

(Julia Eccleshare, LR4K)

The brilliant Chris Higgins new story, 'Love ya Babe', gives a very astute insight into teenage troubles.


Moving, witty, enthralling and completely unforgettable.

(Rachel, aged 12 and 2/3)

Very interesting and exciting...I never wanted to put it down.

(Natalie, aged 13)

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