How We Roll

How We Roll

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Description

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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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 19mm | 232g
  • Square Fish
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 125030881X
  • 9781250308818
  • 807,028

Review quote

"As Quinn and Nick's prickly relationship deepens, so do their characters; Friend's. . .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 Reviews 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 Friend does a great job of unpacking Quinn and Nick's emotional complexities, while also conveying the physical issues of both characters' losses. . .Although both Quinn and Nick have bodies that are different from most other teens their age, this story is first about friendship and compassion, resulting in a sweet romance between two ninth graders who are learning about forgiveness and trying to trust other people again. Fans of problem novels who do not want a too-heavy-handed story will appreciate this sweet, unique story. --VOYA
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About Natasha Friend

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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Rating details

961 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 33% (318)
4 45% (430)
3 18% (175)
2 3% (26)
1 1% (12)
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