No and Me by Delphine de Vigan

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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.

About Delphine de Vigan

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Delphine de Vigan is French and lives in Paris. She has published several novels for adults. No and Me was awarded the Prix des Libraires 2008 (The Booksellers' Prize) in France.
Published October 1, 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 257 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Although deemed “intellectually precocious” and placed ahead two grades, 13-year-old Parisian Lou Bertignac lacks the words and confidence to fit in with her older and more physically mature classmates, to cope with her depressed mother, who had a breakdown after losing Lou’s infant sister, and t...

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The Telegraph

Putting her principles into practice, Lou makes a second presentation to her parents: astonishingly, they do their bit by allowing her friend to live with them.

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The Bookbag

Summary: A beautiful story all about home - how someone who lives in a house with their family can be just as homeless as someone on the streets.

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French author Delphine de Vigan's first novel published in English, No And Me is a funny and tender story told through the eyes of an intellectually precocious 13-year-old.

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Curious Book Fans

Thirteen year old Lou Bertignac is a bright and inquisitive Parisian schoolgirl;

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The Overflowing Library

I like her relationship with Lou and I love seeing her she develops through the story once she finally moves in with the family and how simply having her as part of the family changes the family dynamic.

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CLP Teensburgh

At the train station that day, a girl who calls herself No (short for Nolwenn) unexpectedly strikes up a conversation with Lou, who realizes that No is homeless.

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