Where I Live
LINDEN ROSE HAS RULES ...more
"Where I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find your voice, find your people, and tell your story." - Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe
"A touching and timely look at a girl on the brink of disappeari ...more
The matter-of-fact way Linden, who secretly lives in her high school, ...more
I've never read a book about a homeless person before, so when I saw Where I Live pop up on Edelweiss, I had to grab it. I have incredibly mixed feelings about this book, and I struggled to figure out how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've finally figured it out.
On the one hand, it was great to read about Linden, who had been homeless for a while. I've never read a YA book that explores poverty in this way, or even to this extent. I wish poverty...more
Homelessness is a very real situation for so many people that is more common than anyone would want to think. I’ve never read abo ...more
I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story about a homeless teen and an abused teen would make me a little sad, and there were some parts where I felt sad (and mad), but mostly, this book made me feel happy.
•Pro: Linden was so easy to root for. She essentially had s ...more
"The worst part about lying to those you love is that you question if they are worth the truth."
Wow. I mean, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in the mood for it, and I was a tad bitter that chronological preference was going to have me read it before All of This Is True. Then I read the first chapter.
Right off the bat, I knew this was going to be a whirlwind of emo ...more
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Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me.
Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in front of everyone's eyes. She sleeps in her high school or outside of it in the dugout on the baseball field. She gets food from friends or she doesn't really eat. She bathes in the school bathroom/locker room. She carries her life ...more
Will wait for more reviews to come it - opinions seem mixed...
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Thanks to the publisher for providing an advance copy for review!
*I received an ARC*
*Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary
Where I Live is Brenda Rufener’s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never carry too many belongings, Rule 3: Avoid looking the part. Linden's rules guarantee that no one, not even her best friends who she calls the Triangle, learn that she lives in the halls of their high school, and has been doing so f ...more
Linden is hiding in plain sight. Every day she handles a million tiny details to ensure that no ...more
The book that I recently read is "Where I live" By an amazing and talented author Brenda Rufener
The book made me feel a lot of things that I never knew about I wish everyone learns those what the author has taught me through the book.
The characters are well build I almost forgot it is a fiction book and this is why I give this book a 5/5 stars with no doubt. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I loved and enjoyed it from the beggining to the end ...more
I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page.
The writing is also very choppy, which made me very confused whenever dialogue happened between characters.
Where I Live was an amazing read for me. It was a fast-paced book and I finished it all in one sitting. It has definitely become one of my very favorite contemporary reads.
What I Liked:
I love the main character. Linden Rose is such a sweet, smart, good-hearted, cunning and likeable character. I enjoyed reading her story and every aspect of her life. She is a home ...more
SINCE WE LAST SPOKE, Brenda’s second young adult novel, arrived April 2019 and received a starred review from School Library Journal, among other honors.
When not wr ...more