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Girls Like Us - Gail Giles
Girls Like Us
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With gentle humor and unflinching realism, Gail Giles tells the gritty, ultimately hopeful story of two special ed teenagers entering the adult world. We understand stuff. We just learn it slow. And most of what we understand is that people what ain’t Speddies think we too stupid to get out our... show more
With gentle humor and unflinching realism, Gail Giles tells the gritty, ultimately hopeful story of two special ed teenagers entering the adult world. We understand stuff. We just learn it slow. And most of what we understand is that people what ain’t Speddies think we too stupid to get out our own way. And that makes me mad. Quincy and Biddy are both graduates of their high school’s special ed program, but they couldn’t be more different: suspicious Quincy faces the world with her fists up, while gentle Biddy is frightened to step outside her front door. When they’re thrown together as roommates in their first "real world" apartment, it initially seems to be an uneasy fit. But as Biddy’s past resurfaces and Quincy faces a harrowing experience that no one should have to go through alone, the two of them realize that they might have more in common than they thought — and more important, that they might be able to help each other move forward.Hard-hitting and compassionate, Girls Like Us is a story about growing up in a world that can be cruel, and finding the strength — and the support — to carry on.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780763662677 (0763662674)
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
3.5 Girls Like US
Girls Like Us won the Schneider Family Book Award*for teen readers in 2015. The book was good, though I was a bit disappointed about how easily all the characters meshed and the pieces fell into place in the middle of the book. The language used in Girls Like Us is not complicated, since it is t...
Scarlet's Web
Scarlet's Web rated it
3.0 Girls Like Us by Gail Giles
I was invited to read and review this book by the publisher via Netgalley.I struggled at first to get into this book, it took me a while to get into the flow because it was written in a way that portrayed a very heavy southern accent and it didn't feel natural to read. I read through 8% of the book ...
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