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Friday Reads #3: Where I live by Brenda Rufener

 THE CANDID COVER  came up with an amazing idea of combining 2 book memes together. Helena and I think this is an amazing and super creative idea to discover new books and to share the ones we love with everyone else!

The Two memes we will be featuring on Fridays will be none other than Book Beginnings, a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. And The Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader. Find any non-spoiler sentence(s) and post. You can also link up your post on Freda’s Voice blog so others can visit you as well. Hope you enjoy!


 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.

Author: Brenda Rufener   Published by: Harper Teen on February 27th 2018.  Genre: YA, Contemporary    Format: ARC


Book Beginning: 

First line: “Some say we are all a single step away from homelessness”

Impression: I am intrigued😱!!! The book sounds absolutely amazing, I really can’t wait to read more of it🙌 I already read the first chapter of this book and It’s amazing 😍❤️🙌


The Friday 56

“I kept the Volo’s lights off until I reached the street, even though the curtains in my parent’s study were drawn”

This sentence is from a book about friendship, dares and love. It’s one of my all time favorite contemporary stories ever,😍 can you guess the name of the book?😉❤️🙌

Are you guys planning to read Where I live by Brenda Rufener? Did you guess the name of the other book? Tell me in the comments below, I would love to hear your thoughts 😊

Author Biography:

Brenda Rufuner

Brenda Rufener is the author of the young adult novel, WHERE I LIVE, out February 27, 2018 from HarperTeen.

Brenda spent her childhood stomping through the woods of Oregon, most likely in search of Bigfoot or a quiet cave to read. Today, she lives in North Carolina’s capital city with her husband, two daughters, and two Boston terriers. Brenda graduated from Whitman College with a degree in English. She is an advocate for gifted education and homeless youth.



3 thoughts on “Friday Reads #3: Where I live by Brenda Rufener

  1. It was our pleasure to share our thoughts and experience with you and your readers. We enjoyed while writing this post and we hope that your readers will enjoy too and even find this post inspiring! Cheers.


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