By Gail Giles
LC ISBN: 9780763662677
With light humor and unflinching realism, Gail Giles tells the gritty, eventually hopeful tale of 2 unique ed children getting into the grownup world.
We comprehend stuff. We simply research a while. And so much of what we comprehend is that folks what ain’t Speddies imagine we too silly to get out our personal method. And that makes me mad.
Quincy and Biddy are either graduates in their excessive school’s precise ed software, yet they couldn’t be extra diverse: suspicious Quincy faces the realm together with her fists up, whereas light Biddy is apprehensive to step outdoor her entrance door. whilst they’re thrown jointly as roommates of their first "real world" residence, it firstly looks an uneasy healthy. yet as Biddy’s previous resurfaces and Quincy faces a harrowing event that not anyone must have to head via by myself, the 2 of them notice that they may have extra in universal than they idea — and extra vital, that they may be ready to aid one another circulation forward.
Hard-hitting and compassionate, Girls Like Us is a narrative approximately turning out to be up in an international that may be merciless, and discovering the power — and the aid — to hold on.
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Berk is still weak. Rhen is still caring for him. They are together all the time. She has to tend to his wounds, check his vital signs. I am left to do the cooking and the watching. John tries to talk to me, but I do not want to talk. The only thing in my mind is a feeling I can’t describe, but it’s not good. Anger boils in me the way our food boils as it is being prepared. I could play this feeling if I had my violin. But I don’t. I am desperate, though. So I excuse myself, take the transport away from the chamber—high enough that if the wolves came, I would be safe—and imagine the violin is in my arms.
The thought of just walking up to a settlement of people we know nothing about makes my heart race. ” Berk’s voice is soft but sure. “We need to go on. ” Berk is still so pale. He is right. But that fact doesn’t make the possibilities any less frightening. The dog is now running back in the direction he came from. We watch him run off. John lets out an earsplitting whistle and the dog returns, his tongue out, that happy look on his face. ” John’s laugh makes him sound years younger. The way I imagine he sounded before the War stripped him of everything.
Outside? ” I open them, but all I see is white. Then I remember—I am in the chamber. ” Rhen lays my head back down. ” I fell asleep. I turn my head. Berk is on the other side of the chamber. He is sleeping. I watch his chest rise and fall, rise and fall, making sure he really is alive. indd 27 10/11/13 10:31 AM Krista McGee Rhen hands me a piece of bread and a container of juice. I lift myself—slowly—and eat, keeping my eyes on Berk all the time. ” Logical Rhen is in control. Of course. Always ready with a plan.