Candlewick Press, 2014
Audience: Older Teens, Adults
Quincy and Biddy are both graduates of their high school’s special ed program, but they couldn’t be more different: suspicious Quincy faces the world with her fists up, while gentle Biddy is frightened to step outside her front door. When they’re thrown together as roommates in their first "real world" apartment, it initially seems to be an uneasy fit. But as Biddy’s past resurfaces and Quincy faces a harrowing experience that no one should have to go through alone, the two of them realize that they might have more in common than they thought — and more important, that they might be able to help each other move forward.
This was not my favorite. It made me super uncomfortable. I felt like there should have been some kind of warning as to what was waiting for me in the story. This book is definitely not for sensitive readers. Aside from that, the story was a sweet way to show how a friendship developed between three different people. I enjoyed seeing all of the characters grow and learn from each other. The cruel world that they lived in prior to finding each other, however, was hard for me to handle.