Once the baby is born, the truth comes out. Nicola confesses that Olivia's boy friend Jonty is the father. The two friends stop speaking.
As the months go by those involved with Olivia and Nicola have different reactions. There's Olivia's strange younger sister Alice. She was completely mesmerized as she watched the birth of a baby in her very own bathroom. Now that the baby has arrived, Alice loves to visit and spend time helping Nicola care for the tiny thing.
Jonty gradually begins to accept the role of father and spends more and more time with the baby. Nicola is grateful for the free time and even uses it to rekindle her friendship with Olivia.
Ben is the gay friend of both Olivia and Nicola. He tries to be supportive of both friends. When things get tense, he acts as mediator despite the problems in his own life.
Author Lisa Drakeford has crafted an interesting look at a teen pregnancy. THE BABY doesn't just focus on one perspective, but rather visits the inner thoughts of everyone effected by the event. Check out THE BABY to see how life changes for five friends.