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No and Me

Title

No and Me

Publisher

Bloomsbury USA

Pages

256 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781599904795

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Homelessness; homeless child

Annotation

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?

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Parisian

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011; USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2011; YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2011; Sheffield Children's Book Award, 2011, Short List, Longer Novel; Silver Inky, 2011, Short List

Keywords

gifted children; mental illness; autism; trains; secrets

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

No and Me

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