Baby Bank by Sarah Robinson
Published: September 19, 2023
KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Sarah Robinson first started her writing career as a published poet in high school, and then continued in college, winning several poetry awards and being published in multiple local literary journals. Never expecting to make a career of it, a freelance writing Craigslist job accidentally introduced her to the world of book publishing. Lengthening her writing from poetry to novels, Robinson published her first book through a small press publisher, before moving into self-publishing, and then finally accepting a contract from Penguin Random House two years later.
“These next nine months are going to be interesting.”
This was a cute book. I loved the positivity and inclusion. It’s always so lovely seeing the queer community being represented in such a positive, non-spotlight way where the characters are treated like ordinary characters.
I didn’t like Mila for much of the book. She came across as very self-absorbed and wasn’t the great friend she expected others to be. She does have a significant bit of development, so she gets better.
I loved the character dynamics in this story. My favorite was Isa. Read this, and you’ll know why. I loved Chicky as well; she was such a hoot.
The plot moved smoothly, filled with humor, drama, and the daily mundane that kept things interesting. I enjoyed the concept of having a child alone. I love that that is an option for so many families.
I didn’t know baby banks were a real thing, but it is such a fantastic concept, and I love that there are people in the world who want to help others in such a hugely selfless way.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read, and I would reread this author. I liked her writing style and found her relevant.