Me And You
Lorenzo Cuni is a fourteen-year-old loner. His wealthy parents think he is away on a school skiing trip, but, in fact, he has stowed himself away in a rarely visited cellar of his parents’ house. Surrounded by video games and tinned food, he is perfectly content in his isolation. Then he gets an unexpected visit from his estranged half-sister, Olivia.
Olivia is in her twenties, she’s addicted to heroin, and she needs Lorenzo’s help. Against his better judgment, Lorenzo lets her stay. Over the next week, they form an intense bond. This brief encounter will change the course of both of their lives.
From the acclaimed author of I’m Not Scared, this is a compulsive exploration of what families keep behind locked doors.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - auntmarge64 - LibraryThing
14-year-old Lorenzo has always been an outsider, despite his parents' efforts to goad him into having friends and fitting in. When he tries to make points with his mother by telling her he's been ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JanBarlow - LibraryThing
Challenging and somewhat confranting about a boy and his junkie sister. A modern take on a "Moral " story. short, sharp and to the point. I loved it and think it's got some potential and class set or textbook for more senior students, Coming of age story. Identity. Read full review