Friday, November 7, 2014

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

Quincy and Biddy would not have chosen to be roommates. Their special ed program decided that the two of them would make a good team after high school and so that was that. Biddy is in charge of helping the older lady who lives next door while Quincy cooks for all three of them and picks up shifts at the local grocery store.

The world is not kind to these two girls. Quincy had her childhood interrupted when the boyfriend of her mom hit her in the head with a brick. Biddy has been taken advantage of by most of the people she's met in her life and now she's pretty much scared of everyone. These two girls have been looked at as something lesser by the World and now are struggling to figure out what they are really worth.

This is not an easy book to read, Quincy and Biddy's world is one where people are not to be trusted and the worst is the most likely thing to happen. But this is also a story of choosing your own family and finding people worth knowing. Also these girls have very strong voices that slowly reveal their secrets. Girls Like Us is quietly gripping. These girls are ones your won't want to miss out on meeting.

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