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How we roll

by Friend, Natasha, 1972-

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 10 Libraries 10 of 11 copies
Available (10)
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Avalon Public Library Teen TEEN FIC FRI
Location  Avalon Public Library
 
Collection  Teen
 
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult YA FRIEND Natasha
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA FRIEND Natasha
 
 
Braddock Carnegie Library Teen Fiction YA F FRI
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Collection  Teen Fiction
 
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Friend
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Collection  Teen Department - Teen Fiction
 
Call Number  TEEN FICTION Friend
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg Young Adult YA FIC FRI
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library - Sharpsburg
 
Collection  Young Adult
 
Call Number  YA FIC FRI
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA FRIEND Natasha
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  YA FRIEND Natasha
 
 
Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult Fiction YA FIC FRIEN
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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Northland Public Library Teen Paperbacks P/TEEN FRI
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Collection  Teen Paperbacks
 
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Young Adult Fiction YA FRI
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction YAaFRIEND
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
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Summary

A gentle young adult romance for fans of Sarah Dessen about two teens, each of whom has lost something irreplaceable, finding one another.

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.

Praise for How We Roll :

" Friend has crafted a heartwarming story that tackles some heavy issues . It will appeal to teens who enjoyed The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen, Paper Things by Jennifer Richard Jacobson, or The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. A strong choice for all YA shelves ." -- School Library Journal, starred 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

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When the McAvoy family moves to Gull's Head, Massachusetts, it's for 14-year-old Quinn's autistic younger brother's education. Quinn, however, is eager to start anew after an alopecia areata totalis diagnosis left her bald as a cue ball and the butt of her classmates' cruel jokes. No one in Gull's Head knows she's wearing a wig, so once freshman year starts, Quinn is thrilled to be welcomed by the hip girls, but the once-popular and promising football player Nick Strout is a tough sell. Unlike Quinn's ability to hide her alopecia under a wig, Nick can't hide the fact that an accident has left him an amputee. Slowly, a friendship blossoms between Quinn and Nick, and they turn each other's messed-up world right-side up. 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 or cares about them.--Fredriksen, Jeanne Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Quinn McAvoy had a horrible eighth-grade year. She developed a skin condition that caused her hair to fall out, and then, after a disastrous party, untrue rumors about her spread, making her life miserable. Tired of being the target of mean-spirited jokes, Quinn is glad her parents have decided to move to a new city so that her brother, who has autism, can attend a special school. Armed with two expensive human-hair wigs, Quinn just wants to fit in at her new school, and she succeeds when she's immediately embraced by a group of popular girls. Nobody suspects Quinn is bald, but holding on to her secret is becoming a strain, especially after she befriends Nick, a boy in a wheelchair, who's bitter about losing his legs and could use her support. 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. Ages 12-18. Agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Self-acceptance -- Fiction.
Alopecia areata -- Fiction.
Amputees -- Fiction.
People with disabilities -- Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) -- Fiction.
Families -- Massachusetts -- Fiction.
Massachusetts -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 260 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781250308818
9780374305666
0374305668
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