No and Me

No and Me

Book - 2010
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"All my life I've felt on the outside wherever I am, out of the picture, the conversation, at one remove, as though I was the only one able to hear the sounds or words that others can't and deaf to the words that they seem to hear. As if I'm outside the frame, on the other side of a huge, invisible window.

But yesterday when I was there with her, I'm certain that you could have drawn a circle around us, a circle I wasn't excluded from, which enclosed us, and for a few minutes, protected us from the world."


At thirteen-years-old, with an unusually high IQ and a knack for observing things about other people, Lou Bertignac is not only the youngest in her class at school; she is also the most unusual. Painfully shy, she has few friends, save for Lucas, whose company helps her get through each day. At home, Lou's life is also difficult: Her mother hasn't left the house in years and her father spends his days crying in the bathroom. Lou's world is dark and sad... That is, until she meets No.

No is a teenage girl that Lou befriends for the purpose of her school project on homelessness. Despite the different worlds that these two girls come from, a friendship is soon forged between them. Unable to bear the thought of No not having a home or a family to keep her safe, Lou persuades her reluctant parents into letting her new friend stay with the Bertignac family. No's addition to the household forces Lou and her parents to face the sadness that has been enveloping them for so long -- but not without some disruptions along the way.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, c2010
ISBN: 9780385667555
Branch Call Number: YF VIG NVD
Characteristics: 246 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: No & me

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Aug 12, 2012

a bit depressing but real so what do you want

BrooklynFencingGirl13 Jun 14, 2012

No and Me is the short sweet story of thirteen-year-old Lou, a teenager with an IQ of 130. When Lou has a school assignment she decides to do a presentation on the homeless in which she interviews eighteen-year-old No. I liked most of this book, but sometimes Lou seemed angry for no reason.

MizzSkellz Aug 18, 2011

I enjoyed this book although I was kinda of thrown off and maybe a little dissapointed by the ending, The author could have answered more before just kinda ending the book.

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BrooklynFencingGirl13 Jun 14, 2012

BrooklynFencingGirl13 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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BrooklynFencingGirl13 Jun 14, 2012

No and Me is the short sweet story of thirteen-year-old Lou, a teenager with an IQ of 130. When Lou has a school assignment she decides to do a presentation on the homeless in which she interviews eighteen-year-old No.

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BrooklynFencingGirl13 Jun 14, 2012

Coarse Language: There is some coarse language in this book. Not much though.

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BrooklynFencingGirl13 Jun 14, 2012

I believe I was right in thinking that she was hoping for something in return.

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