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Girls Like Us

By Gail Giles

“A sensitive and affecting story of two young women learning to thrive in spite of their hard circumstances.” Booklist (starred review)

Quincy and Biddy are both graduates of their high school’s special ed program, but they couldn’t be more different. When they’re thrown together as roommates in their first "real world" apartment, it initially seems to be an uneasy fit. But 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. Hard-hitting and compassionate, Girls Like Us is a story about growing up in a world that can be cruel and finding the strength—and the support—to carry on.

  • Gail Giles has a background in working with teens in special education.
  • Features two unforgettable characters from an underrepresented population - women/girls with developmental disabilities.
  • With three starred reviews and a spot on the National Book Award longlist, this novel - now in paperback - is perfect for teens who like hard-hitting stories by authors like Ellen Hopkins or Melvin Burgess.

About the author

Gail Giles is the author of several books for young adults, including Shattering Glass, What Happened to Cass McBride?, and Right Behind You. She lives near Houston, Texas.

ISBN: 9780763680282
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2016
Dimensions: 133 x 196mm, 224pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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