Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: March 23, 2010
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307375749
ISBN - 13: 9780307375742
From the Publisher
"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
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.
From the Hardcover edition.