Where I Live by Brenda Rufener sounds like such an original story. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can’t wait for its publication in February!
Where I Live by Brenda Rufener
Author: Brenda Rufener
Publication Date: February 27, 2018
This evocative debut YA novel tells the story of Linden, a homeless teen secretly living in her high school. Together with her makeshift family of close friends, Linden struggles against the hardships of her past and begins to shape a bright future. Perfect for fans of Jennifer Niven and Nicola Yoon,this is a stirring novel about overcoming all odds.
LINDEN ROSE HAS RULES FOR SURVIVAL.
1. Prevent the in-class nap.
2. Never carry too many belongings.
3. Avoid looking the part.
Her rules guarantee no one discovers her secret–that she’s homeless and living in the halls of her small-town high school. Her best friends, Ham and Seung, have formed a makeshift family, and writing for her school’s blog prevents downtime. When you’re homeless, free time sucks. Despite everything Linden’s burdened with, she holds on to hope for a future and a maybe romance with Seung.
But when cool-girl Bea comes to school with a bloody lip, the damage hits too close to home. Linden begins looking at Bea’s life, and soon her investigation prompts people to pay attention. And attention is the last thing Linden needs.
To put a stop to the violence, Linden must tell the story. Even if it breaks her rules for survival and jeopardizes the secrets she’s worked so hard to keep.
Book Quotes: Where I Live by Brenda Rufener
If I want my life to matter, these eyes can’t see who I really am.
Who I’m striving hard not to be.
The homeless girl hiding in front of them.
9 thoughts on “Where I Live by Brenda Rufener”
Sounds like a tough but pertinent read. Hope you love it!
This is the first time I’m hearing about this one! It definitely sounds unique. I hope you love it!
Thanks for sharing,
~Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles
This is new to me. It sounds like it will be an emotional read. Thank you for sharing.
Oh this sounds super sad.
I am already feeling the feels just reading the synopsis. Though this is on the heavier side, I am excited for it too.
I’ve been seeing this one around a lot lately but this is the first time I’ve actually read the summary and I have to say it sounds great. I feel like it will be interesting to read from a homeless teenager’s perspective. Hope you love it! 🙂
I am hearing more and more about this one That makes me interested, for sure!
I like the cover. Classy, discreet and saying more than words would. Hope you´ll enjoy your pick.
The book sounds very intriguing. Unusual. Love the cover.