I borrowed How We Roll from the library as I enjoy this author’s work and had not seen her newest book until I ran across it on their “New Books” shelf.
Quinn (high school freshman) and her family have moved from Colorado to Massachusetts for a new school for her younger brother, Julius, who is on the autism spectrum. This is good for Quinn, too. She has lost all of her hair to alopecia and a fresh start is great since Colorado is where her friends backed away from her and then there was a sexual harassment episode that wouldn’t go away. Now, in Gulls Head, Mass. She will wear a wig and no one will know about her alopecia. Instead she worries the wig will fall off or move, and it itches like crazy.
At her new school she makes friends and learns a bit about Nick who is in a wheelchair and not friendly in study hall. He has his reasons for being rude.
Good friends are worth gold, and Quinn has found them at her new school, though she is afraid to trust them at first. Helping her brother can be tough, but he is only being himself. Now a potential new friend for her, Nick has his own issues but also begins to show a considerate side.
As SLJ mentions, readers of The Running Dream or The Fault in Our Stars will likely pick this one up.
And please accept my deep apologies for posting this very late “Friday Reads!”
Friend, Natasha. How We Roll, 2018. Print.