Where I Live

Where I Live Review

Linden Rose has a big secret--she is homeless and living in the halls of her small-town high school. Her position as school blog editor, her best friends, Ham and Seung, and the promise of a future far away are what keep Linden under the radar and moving forward.

But when cool-girl Bea comes to school with a bloody lip, the damage hits too close to home. Linden begins looking at Bea's life, and soon her investigation prompts people to pay more attention. And attention is the last thing she needs.

Linden knows the only way to put a stop to the violence is to tell Bea's story and come to terms with her own painful past. Even if that means breaking her rules for survival and jeopardizing the secrets she's worked so hard to keep.

Title:Where I Live
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Brenda Rufener

    So excited for you to meet Linden on February 27, 2018! She's a homeless teen with a lot of courage and a giant heart. I won't rate my own book, but I want to share some early reviews with you."Where ...

  • Rachel Solomon

    In WHERE I LIVE, Brenda Rufener explores homelessness in a uniquely wrenching way, one that forced me to confront my own privilege. Poverty is a topic still so rarely explored in YA. Most protagonists...

  • Samantha - WLABB

    This book, this book, this book! Talk about a makes-me-happy read. This one gets all the stars, all the hearts, all the rainbows. I just loved it so much! โคI had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR...

  • Amy's Book Reviews

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends donโ€™t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-gi...

  • Melissa Robles

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ...

  • Sophie Elaina

    This book is a very honest account of girl who is homeless and continues to hide it while attending high school along everyone else her age. But no one knows that she also lives there. Linden has frie...

  • Amber (Books of Amber)

    I've never read a book about a homeless person before, so when I saw Where I Live pop up on Edelweiss, I had to grab it. I have incredibly mixed feelings about this book, and I struggled to figure out...

  • Cassandra

    *An ARC was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* "The worst part about lying to those you love is that you question if they are worth the truth." Wow. I mean, seri...

  • Cindy

    This is another 2018 debut that I've been eager to get my hands on ever since I first heard about it. I can't honestly think of another book about a homeless teen, written for teens, that I've ever se...

  • Jen Ryland

    I see that some of my GR friends loved this. The first chapter started out strong but for me it just got slow and weird over the next couple chapters.Will wait for more reviews to come it - opinions s...