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?
Family Relationships; Homelessness; homeless child
mother and father
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
gifted children; mental illness; autism; trains; secrets
de Vigan, Delphine, "No and Me" (2010). Diverse Families. 901.