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... show more
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.
Publish date: August 3rd 2010
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
For all the english reading peeps; If you haven't read this book yet, you totally should. It's a great book about love in all formes. Family. Friendship. First love. I love the characters in this book so much. Lou who is highly talented but kind of a loner. Things at home aren't really that good, ...
I resolved to hold my own hand and collect enough courage to finally read "No and Me". I am glad, because it has been a very beautiful and rewarding experience, although at some points I was almost too afraid to go on turning the pages. The ending is realistic and fitting, but also so very, very sad...
A poignant tale of longing and belonging. Have you ever befriended people who live on filthy streets? Forget that question, have you ever looked at them in the eye?Do you remember in your Social Science class, the books and the teachers always tell you that everyone is equal? Do you believe it?If y...
I've been considering reading No And Me for months and I was fairly certain I would really enjoy it. I do enjoy reading about precocious children with high IQs (although dealing with such individuals in real life can be a different story of course) and Lou immediately interested me at the beginning....
First, thank you Keertana for recommending this book to me. Your review pushed me to pick it up and I can’t tell you how glad I am that I did so.I have this fascination with books written in different languages. Mostly because I can’t read them and I am immediately convinced they are troughs full of...