No and Me
Parisian teenager Lou has an IQ of 160, OCD tendencies, and a mother who has suffered from depression for years. But Lou is about to change her life-and that of her parents-all because of a school project about homeless teens. While doing research, Lou meets No, a teenage girl living on the streets. As their friendship grows, Lou bravely asks her parents if No can live with them, and is astonished when they agree. No's presence forces Lou's family to come to terms with a secret tragedy. But can this shaky, newfound family continue to live together when No's own past comes back to haunt her?
Winner of the prestigious Booksellers' Prize in France, No and Me is a timely and thought-provoking novel about homelessness that has far-reaching appeal.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Paulagraph - LibraryThing
Another two star rating for a French book club selection. Midway through I would have given it three stars, but then I began to tire of this story about Lou Bertignac, a 15-year-old, emotionally ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wendyburrill - LibraryThing
I loved this story. Set in Paris, it could have been any big city, it hits on many tough issues in a very believable way, with relatable characters. Read full review