Siobhan Dowd's book, A Swift Pure Cry is a Young Adult Fiction book that just did not sit well with me - I barely even wanted to review it - but since I try to keep track of all that I read - I will at least mention it. The main crux of the story is quite sad - three children left very unattended after their mother dies and their father resorts to drinking as a form of forgetting. But the oldest child, Shell, also turns to a boy to spend her time and becomes pregnant. The ending turns into a crime scene as a baby is found dead so Shell has to prove her innocence. Sad, far-fetched maybe - I felt it was just not a great read.