From debut author Brenda Rufener comes a heart-wrenching and evocative story perfect for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why, Girl in Pieces, and All the Bright Places.
Linden Rose has a big secret--she is homeless and living in the halls of her small-town high school. Her position as school blog editor, her best friends, Ham and Seung, and the promise of a future far away are what keep Linden under the radar and moving forward.
But when cool-girl Bea comes to school with a bloody lip, the damage hits too close to home. Linden begins looking at Bea's life, and soon her investigation prompts people to pay more attention. And attention is the last thing she needs.
Linden knows the only way to put a stop to the violence is to tell Bea's story and come to terms with her own painful past. Even if that means breaking her rules for survival and jeopardizing the secrets she's worked so hard to keep.
I really enjoyed this book! It had a lot going on, from homelessness to abuse, and also getting to know these characters! This book was a straight up contemporary, and while I don't usually read them, I did enjoy this book!
Linden has had it tough. From a childhood that was unpredictable to now where she lives in her school-when she's not locked out, that is-things haven't been easy for her. She has to pretend to be normal, and has nobody who knows the truth about her living situation.
I loved the relationships between the trio of friends! They weren't popular, but they weren't at the bottom of the ladder, popularity wise. And with everything that was going on, there's some ups and downs with their relationships. Which, of course, was so great to read, because hey, conflict!
One thing from the beginning and end was the practical jokes being pulled on the one teacher. And how in the end, the culprit is revealed, and it wasn't a student. That was a really funny running joke in this book, and added just the right note to this book!
This book was a really great read, and it was a good issues book without being too heavy handed!
Author: Brenda Rufener
Read: April 8th, 2018
Reason Why: Sounded really good, and it's a DAC Book and a SAC 2018 Book!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: February 27th 2018