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How We Roll

How We Roll

After developing alopecia Quinn lost her friends along with her hair and former football player Jake lost his legs and confidence after an accident, but the two help each other believe in themselves and the possibility of love.

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ISBN 9780374305666
Barcode 9780374305666
Published 26 June 2018 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Friend, Natasha
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ISBN-13 9780374305666
ISBN-10 0374305668
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Imprint Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
Publication Date 26 June 2018
International Publication Date 5 June 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Friend, Natasha
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Teenage Romance
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Disability & Illness
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress People with disabilities, Family life - Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Dating (Social customs), High school students
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 143mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 350g
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 919223

Description of this Book

Quinn is a teen who loves her family, skateboarding, basketball, and her friends, but after she's diagnosed with a condition called alopecia which causes her to lose all of her hair, her friends abandon her. Jake was once a star football player, but because of a freak accident--caused by his brother--he loses both of his legs. Quinn and Jake meet and find the confidence to believe in themselves again, and maybe even love.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review In a story about the challenges of being different and the difficulty in learning to trust, Friend (The Other F Word) shows great sensitivity in depicting differently abled characters. Small acts of kindness balance the cruelty Quinn has suffered, and the message that single characteristics don't define who people are, invites contemplation. - Publishers Weekly As Quinn and Nick's prickly relationship deepens, so do their characters; Friend's (The Other F-Word, 2017, etc.) attention to physical and emotional detail brings readers into their anxious, itchy skins as both learn to trust and forgive. Frank discussions of phantom pain and post-traumatic stress add nuance to Nick's bitterness. Alopecia support chats provide insight into Quinn's sense of isolation, worsened by Julius' demands on her parents . . . an unusual, uplifting take on self-discovery and starting over. - Kirkus Review The novel sheds light on unusual but important issues and the effects they have on families. Quinn's fear and Nick's anger are equally genuine and moving. Friend cleverly finds the sweet spot in both characters to help them gain confidence and understanding in a world that neither believes cares about them. - Booklist
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Natasha Friend is the award-winning author of Where You'll Find Me, Perfect, Lush, Bounce, For Keeps, My Life in Black and White, and The Other F-Word. She lives in Madison, Connecticut, with her family. Visit her online at natashafriend.com

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