Where I Live

Where I Live

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 looki Linden Rose has a big secret--she is homeless and living in the halls of her small-town high school. Her position as ...

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Title:Where I Live
Author:Brenda Rufener
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:B071RQX58Y
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Where I Live Reviews

  • Cindy
    Jul 30, 2017

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

  • Joanne O'Sullivan
    Feb 04, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

  • Shelley
    Feb 20, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

  • Amber (Books of Amber)
    Oct 04, 2017

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

  • Sarah {Literary Meanderings}
    Jan 25, 2017

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

  • Jessica
    Apr 07, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

    DNF at 75%. I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page. The writing ...

    Where I Live sounds like such an original story. I don?t think I?ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can?t wait for its publication in February! ...

    You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef. Thanks to the publisher for the review copy in exchange of my honest opinion. Where I Live was an amazing read for me. It was a fast-paced book and I finished it all in one sitting. It has definitely become one of my very fav...

    I read an ARC of Where I Live, and I had mixed feelings. I liked that the book tackled the subject of homelessness, and it was eye-opening to see how Linden had to live - trying to find places to sleep and ways to prevent anyone from realizing the truth. There were several places where...

    As a high school student, it was refreshing to see the lives of teens so accurately portrayed in WHERE I LIVE. The characters were realistic and well developed, and the challenges they faced were relatable. Also, Linden was easy to identify with, despite not being homeless myself. The ...

    In this book we follow high school senior, Linden Rose, as she navigates her last year of high school while homeless. She's only homeless if you don't consider her home, the school, an actual home. She has an entire process to stay under the radar, of how to get into the building after...

    This book could've been much better, but it fell somewhat flat. I truly felt for Linden, her situation was terrible and I wanted to root for her much more than I did. However, much of the plot didn't quite work for me. I feel like there was little background on why Linden was in this s...

    Where I Live by Brenda Rufener is a young adult story that really is about how we define home, friendship, and family. Linden Rose is homeless and desperate to keep that fact a secret. As Linden deals with high school life and the issues involved in trying to appear to have a normal li...

    I was given an uncorrected advance copy in exchange for an honest review. While reading this story I went from smiling to actual tears. I love the view of the main character, Linden, and how unique her personality is. While I was sympathetic for her situation I was still sitting on the...

    Graded By: Rosemary Cover Story: Montell Jordan BFF Charm: Yay! Swoonworthy Scale: 6 Talky Talk: Straight(ish) Up Bonus Factors: Teen Homelessness Relationship Status: I'll Be There For You Read the full book report here. ...

    (Showcased in "Waiting On" Wednesday: Where I Live) ...

    bleh ...

    There were some lovely aspects of his book. Friendship. Kindness. Exploration of family. But ultimately I felt the author tried to tackle too many ?issues? and it just led to the book feeling chaotic and rather disjointed. I hoped for more. ...

  • Melissa (The Reader & The Chef)
    Feb 08, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

  • Jen Ryland
    Feb 24, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

  • Madison
    Jun 26, 2017

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

  • Rachel Solomon
    Jun 29, 2017

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

  • Amber Smith
    Aug 01, 2017

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

  • Sara Strand
    Feb 23, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

    DNF at 75%. I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page. The writing ...

    Where I Live sounds like such an original story. I don?t think I?ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can?t wait for its publication in February! ...

    You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef. Thanks to the publisher for the review copy in exchange of my honest opinion. Where I Live was an amazing read for me. It was a fast-paced book and I finished it all in one sitting. It has definitely become one of my very fav...

    I read an ARC of Where I Live, and I had mixed feelings. I liked that the book tackled the subject of homelessness, and it was eye-opening to see how Linden had to live - trying to find places to sleep and ways to prevent anyone from realizing the truth. There were several places where...

    As a high school student, it was refreshing to see the lives of teens so accurately portrayed in WHERE I LIVE. The characters were realistic and well developed, and the challenges they faced were relatable. Also, Linden was easy to identify with, despite not being homeless myself. The ...

    In this book we follow high school senior, Linden Rose, as she navigates her last year of high school while homeless. She's only homeless if you don't consider her home, the school, an actual home. She has an entire process to stay under the radar, of how to get into the building after...

  • Bex
    Mar 27, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

    DNF at 75%. I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page. The writing ...

    Where I Live sounds like such an original story. I don?t think I?ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can?t wait for its publication in February! ...

    You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef. Thanks to the publisher for the review copy in exchange of my honest opinion. Where I Live was an amazing read for me. It was a fast-paced book and I finished it all in one sitting. It has definitely become one of my very fav...

    I read an ARC of Where I Live, and I had mixed feelings. I liked that the book tackled the subject of homelessness, and it was eye-opening to see how Linden had to live - trying to find places to sleep and ways to prevent anyone from realizing the truth. There were several places where...

    As a high school student, it was refreshing to see the lives of teens so accurately portrayed in WHERE I LIVE. The characters were realistic and well developed, and the challenges they faced were relatable. Also, Linden was easy to identify with, despite not being homeless myself. The ...

    In this book we follow high school senior, Linden Rose, as she navigates her last year of high school while homeless. She's only homeless if you don't consider her home, the school, an actual home. She has an entire process to stay under the radar, of how to get into the building after...

    This book could've been much better, but it fell somewhat flat. I truly felt for Linden, her situation was terrible and I wanted to root for her much more than I did. However, much of the plot didn't quite work for me. I feel like there was little background on why Linden was in this s...

    Where I Live by Brenda Rufener is a young adult story that really is about how we define home, friendship, and family. Linden Rose is homeless and desperate to keep that fact a secret. As Linden deals with high school life and the issues involved in trying to appear to have a normal li...

    I was given an uncorrected advance copy in exchange for an honest review. While reading this story I went from smiling to actual tears. I love the view of the main character, Linden, and how unique her personality is. While I was sympathetic for her situation I was still sitting on the...

    Graded By: Rosemary Cover Story: Montell Jordan BFF Charm: Yay! Swoonworthy Scale: 6 Talky Talk: Straight(ish) Up Bonus Factors: Teen Homelessness Relationship Status: I'll Be There For You Read the full book report here. ...

    (Showcased in "Waiting On" Wednesday: Where I Live) ...

    bleh ...

  • Caitie
    Mar 10, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

    DNF at 75%. I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page. The writing ...

    Where I Live sounds like such an original story. I don?t think I?ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can?t wait for its publication in February! ...

    You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef. Thanks to the publisher for the review copy in exchange of my honest opinion. Where I Live was an amazing read for me. It was a fast-paced book and I finished it all in one sitting. It has definitely become one of my very fav...

    I read an ARC of Where I Live, and I had mixed feelings. I liked that the book tackled the subject of homelessness, and it was eye-opening to see how Linden had to live - trying to find places to sleep and ways to prevent anyone from realizing the truth. There were several places where...

    As a high school student, it was refreshing to see the lives of teens so accurately portrayed in WHERE I LIVE. The characters were realistic and well developed, and the challenges they faced were relatable. Also, Linden was easy to identify with, despite not being homeless myself. The ...

    In this book we follow high school senior, Linden Rose, as she navigates her last year of high school while homeless. She's only homeless if you don't consider her home, the school, an actual home. She has an entire process to stay under the radar, of how to get into the building after...

    This book could've been much better, but it fell somewhat flat. I truly felt for Linden, her situation was terrible and I wanted to root for her much more than I did. However, much of the plot didn't quite work for me. I feel like there was little background on why Linden was in this s...

  • Olivia (The Candid Cover)
    Nov 29, 2017

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

    DNF at 75%. I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page. The writing ...

    Where I Live sounds like such an original story. I don?t think I?ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can?t wait for its publication in February! ...

  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    Jan 23, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

  • Forever Young Adult
    Mar 25, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

    DNF at 75%. I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page. The writing ...

    Where I Live sounds like such an original story. I don?t think I?ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can?t wait for its publication in February! ...

    You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef. Thanks to the publisher for the review copy in exchange of my honest opinion. Where I Live was an amazing read for me. It was a fast-paced book and I finished it all in one sitting. It has definitely become one of my very fav...

    I read an ARC of Where I Live, and I had mixed feelings. I liked that the book tackled the subject of homelessness, and it was eye-opening to see how Linden had to live - trying to find places to sleep and ways to prevent anyone from realizing the truth. There were several places where...

    As a high school student, it was refreshing to see the lives of teens so accurately portrayed in WHERE I LIVE. The characters were realistic and well developed, and the challenges they faced were relatable. Also, Linden was easy to identify with, despite not being homeless myself. The ...

    In this book we follow high school senior, Linden Rose, as she navigates her last year of high school while homeless. She's only homeless if you don't consider her home, the school, an actual home. She has an entire process to stay under the radar, of how to get into the building after...

    This book could've been much better, but it fell somewhat flat. I truly felt for Linden, her situation was terrible and I wanted to root for her much more than I did. However, much of the plot didn't quite work for me. I feel like there was little background on why Linden was in this s...

    Where I Live by Brenda Rufener is a young adult story that really is about how we define home, friendship, and family. Linden Rose is homeless and desperate to keep that fact a secret. As Linden deals with high school life and the issues involved in trying to appear to have a normal li...

    I was given an uncorrected advance copy in exchange for an honest review. While reading this story I went from smiling to actual tears. I love the view of the main character, Linden, and how unique her personality is. While I was sympathetic for her situation I was still sitting on the...

    Graded By: Rosemary Cover Story: Montell Jordan BFF Charm: Yay! Swoonworthy Scale: 6 Talky Talk: Straight(ish) Up Bonus Factors: Teen Homelessness Relationship Status: I'll Be There For You Read the full book report here. ...

  • Kira Brighton
    Sep 06, 2017

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

    DNF at 75%. I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page. The writing ...

    Where I Live sounds like such an original story. I don?t think I?ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can?t wait for its publication in February! ...

    You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef. Thanks to the publisher for the review copy in exchange of my honest opinion. Where I Live was an amazing read for me. It was a fast-paced book and I finished it all in one sitting. It has definitely become one of my very fav...

    I read an ARC of Where I Live, and I had mixed feelings. I liked that the book tackled the subject of homelessness, and it was eye-opening to see how Linden had to live - trying to find places to sleep and ways to prevent anyone from realizing the truth. There were several places where...

    As a high school student, it was refreshing to see the lives of teens so accurately portrayed in WHERE I LIVE. The characters were realistic and well developed, and the challenges they faced were relatable. Also, Linden was easy to identify with, despite not being homeless myself. The ...

    In this book we follow high school senior, Linden Rose, as she navigates her last year of high school while homeless. She's only homeless if you don't consider her home, the school, an actual home. She has an entire process to stay under the radar, of how to get into the building after...

    This book could've been much better, but it fell somewhat flat. I truly felt for Linden, her situation was terrible and I wanted to root for her much more than I did. However, much of the plot didn't quite work for me. I feel like there was little background on why Linden was in this s...

    Where I Live by Brenda Rufener is a young adult story that really is about how we define home, friendship, and family. Linden Rose is homeless and desperate to keep that fact a secret. As Linden deals with high school life and the issues involved in trying to appear to have a normal li...

    I was given an uncorrected advance copy in exchange for an honest review. While reading this story I went from smiling to actual tears. I love the view of the main character, Linden, and how unique her personality is. While I was sympathetic for her situation I was still sitting on the...

    Graded By: Rosemary Cover Story: Montell Jordan BFF Charm: Yay! Swoonworthy Scale: 6 Talky Talk: Straight(ish) Up Bonus Factors: Teen Homelessness Relationship Status: I'll Be There For You Read the full book report here. ...

    (Showcased in "Waiting On" Wednesday: Where I Live) ...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Feb 20, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

  • Isabel (The Reader & The Chef)
    Jan 08, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

    DNF at 75%. I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page. The writing ...

    Where I Live sounds like such an original story. I don?t think I?ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can?t wait for its publication in February! ...

    You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef. Thanks to the publisher for the review copy in exchange of my honest opinion. Where I Live was an amazing read for me. It was a fast-paced book and I finished it all in one sitting. It has definitely become one of my very fav...

  • Derek Milman
    Jan 28, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

  • Dylan
    May 02, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

    DNF at 75%. I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page. The writing ...

  • Lauren Deal
    Dec 11, 2017

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

    DNF at 75%. I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page. The writing ...

    Where I Live sounds like such an original story. I don?t think I?ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can?t wait for its publication in February! ...

    You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef. Thanks to the publisher for the review copy in exchange of my honest opinion. Where I Live was an amazing read for me. It was a fast-paced book and I finished it all in one sitting. It has definitely become one of my very fav...

    I read an ARC of Where I Live, and I had mixed feelings. I liked that the book tackled the subject of homelessness, and it was eye-opening to see how Linden had to live - trying to find places to sleep and ways to prevent anyone from realizing the truth. There were several places where...

  • Arys
    Jun 18, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

    DNF at 75%. I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page. The writing ...

    Where I Live sounds like such an original story. I don?t think I?ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can?t wait for its publication in February! ...

    You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef. Thanks to the publisher for the review copy in exchange of my honest opinion. Where I Live was an amazing read for me. It was a fast-paced book and I finished it all in one sitting. It has definitely become one of my very fav...

    I read an ARC of Where I Live, and I had mixed feelings. I liked that the book tackled the subject of homelessness, and it was eye-opening to see how Linden had to live - trying to find places to sleep and ways to prevent anyone from realizing the truth. There were several places where...

    As a high school student, it was refreshing to see the lives of teens so accurately portrayed in WHERE I LIVE. The characters were realistic and well developed, and the challenges they faced were relatable. Also, Linden was easy to identify with, despite not being homeless myself. The ...

    In this book we follow high school senior, Linden Rose, as she navigates her last year of high school while homeless. She's only homeless if you don't consider her home, the school, an actual home. She has an entire process to stay under the radar, of how to get into the building after...

    This book could've been much better, but it fell somewhat flat. I truly felt for Linden, her situation was terrible and I wanted to root for her much more than I did. However, much of the plot didn't quite work for me. I feel like there was little background on why Linden was in this s...

    Where I Live by Brenda Rufener is a young adult story that really is about how we define home, friendship, and family. Linden Rose is homeless and desperate to keep that fact a secret. As Linden deals with high school life and the issues involved in trying to appear to have a normal li...

  • Sophie Elaina
    Jan 15, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

  • M. Lynne
    May 13, 2016

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

    DNF at 75%. I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page. The writing ...

    Where I Live sounds like such an original story. I don?t think I?ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can?t wait for its publication in February! ...

    You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef. Thanks to the publisher for the review copy in exchange of my honest opinion. Where I Live was an amazing read for me. It was a fast-paced book and I finished it all in one sitting. It has definitely become one of my very fav...

    I read an ARC of Where I Live, and I had mixed feelings. I liked that the book tackled the subject of homelessness, and it was eye-opening to see how Linden had to live - trying to find places to sleep and ways to prevent anyone from realizing the truth. There were several places where...

    As a high school student, it was refreshing to see the lives of teens so accurately portrayed in WHERE I LIVE. The characters were realistic and well developed, and the challenges they faced were relatable. Also, Linden was easy to identify with, despite not being homeless myself. The ...

  • Brenda Rufener
    Oct 19, 2016

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

  • Yaiza
    Feb 26, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

    DNF at 75%. I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page. The writing ...

    Where I Live sounds like such an original story. I don?t think I?ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can?t wait for its publication in February! ...

    You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef. Thanks to the publisher for the review copy in exchange of my honest opinion. Where I Live was an amazing read for me. It was a fast-paced book and I finished it all in one sitting. It has definitely become one of my very fav...

    I read an ARC of Where I Live, and I had mixed feelings. I liked that the book tackled the subject of homelessness, and it was eye-opening to see how Linden had to live - trying to find places to sleep and ways to prevent anyone from realizing the truth. There were several places where...

    As a high school student, it was refreshing to see the lives of teens so accurately portrayed in WHERE I LIVE. The characters were realistic and well developed, and the challenges they faced were relatable. Also, Linden was easy to identify with, despite not being homeless myself. The ...

    In this book we follow high school senior, Linden Rose, as she navigates her last year of high school while homeless. She's only homeless if you don't consider her home, the school, an actual home. She has an entire process to stay under the radar, of how to get into the building after...

    This book could've been much better, but it fell somewhat flat. I truly felt for Linden, her situation was terrible and I wanted to root for her much more than I did. However, much of the plot didn't quite work for me. I feel like there was little background on why Linden was in this s...

    Where I Live by Brenda Rufener is a young adult story that really is about how we define home, friendship, and family. Linden Rose is homeless and desperate to keep that fact a secret. As Linden deals with high school life and the issues involved in trying to appear to have a normal li...

    I was given an uncorrected advance copy in exchange for an honest review. While reading this story I went from smiling to actual tears. I love the view of the main character, Linden, and how unique her personality is. While I was sympathetic for her situation I was still sitting on the...

    Graded By: Rosemary Cover Story: Montell Jordan BFF Charm: Yay! Swoonworthy Scale: 6 Talky Talk: Straight(ish) Up Bonus Factors: Teen Homelessness Relationship Status: I'll Be There For You Read the full book report here. ...

    (Showcased in "Waiting On" Wednesday: Where I Live) ...

    bleh ...

    There were some lovely aspects of his book. Friendship. Kindness. Exploration of family. But ultimately I felt the author tried to tackle too many ?issues? and it just led to the book feeling chaotic and rather disjointed. I hoped for more. ...

    me llamaba la atención el tema pero escritura muy muy flojita ...

  • Anna Henderson
    Nov 11, 2017

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...

    *Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for a copy 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, seriously. I went into this book with a bit of hesitation. I wasn't really in th...

    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 seen (though I'm sure they exist). Rufener writes Linden's story with such sensitivity a...

    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 seem mixed... Read more of my reviews on JenRyland.com! Check out my Bookstagram...

    A powerful, stirring debut, WHERE I LIVE takes us on a journey into a hidden world that exists all around us?exploring homelessness, poverty, love, and grief with insight, sensitivity, and most of all, hope. A 2018 must-read! *I received an ARC* ...

    *Source* Edelweiss *Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary *Rating* 3-3.5 *Thoughts* Where I Live is Brenda Rufener?s debut novel. Rufener tells the story of a homeless teen named Linden Rose who has three distinct rules for survival: Rule 1: Prevent in-class naps, Rule 2: Never ca...

    4.5 stars - As expected, Where I Live is an incredibly powerful book. It snuck up on me and simply stole my breath away. In addition to raising the very needed and important topic of teen homelessness, Where I Live is a beautifully crafted novel that examines relationships in all their...

    A powerful and beautiful YA debut from Brenda Rufener, about Linden, a smart, cunning homeless girl who lives at her high school school--but really finds the means of her survival among her group of friends (who do not know her secret). With a distinct voice, vivid characters, and ...

    ? Find my reviews here: Literary Meanderings - - - Yet another "on the fence" book for me. Sigh. This is the year for ON THE FENCERS with me. Alright, let's start with a quick rundown of the story. Basically Linden is a homeless teen. She is in hiding, sort of, right in fr...

    Brenda Rufener does an amazing job bringing the realities of being a homeless teen to life in an engaging narrative that's both challenging and hopeful. With empathy and humor, she presents a teen (Linden) who is a normal girl having to deal with extrodinarily difficult circumstances; ...

    DNF at 75%. I LOVE the concept of this homeless teenage girl that secretly lives in her school, but this writing style just doesn't flow well for me. We are given hardly no backstory as to why she's homeless and we don't see enough of her trying to survive, on page. The writing ...

    Where I Live sounds like such an original story. I don?t think I?ve ever read a book with a homeless main character, and I love how she is the school blog editor. This book sounds like it will be pretty suspenseful, and I can?t wait for its publication in February! ...

    You can also find this review at The Reader and the Chef. Thanks to the publisher for the review copy in exchange of my honest opinion. Where I Live was an amazing read for me. It was a fast-paced book and I finished it all in one sitting. It has definitely become one of my very fav...

    I read an ARC of Where I Live, and I had mixed feelings. I liked that the book tackled the subject of homelessness, and it was eye-opening to see how Linden had to live - trying to find places to sleep and ways to prevent anyone from realizing the truth. There were several places where...

    As a high school student, it was refreshing to see the lives of teens so accurately portrayed in WHERE I LIVE. The characters were realistic and well developed, and the challenges they faced were relatable. Also, Linden was easy to identify with, despite not being homeless myself. The ...

    In this book we follow high school senior, Linden Rose, as she navigates her last year of high school while homeless. She's only homeless if you don't consider her home, the school, an actual home. She has an entire process to stay under the radar, of how to get into the building after...

    This book could've been much better, but it fell somewhat flat. I truly felt for Linden, her situation was terrible and I wanted to root for her much more than I did. However, much of the plot didn't quite work for me. I feel like there was little background on why Linden was in this s...

    Where I Live by Brenda Rufener is a young adult story that really is about how we define home, friendship, and family. Linden Rose is homeless and desperate to keep that fact a secret. As Linden deals with high school life and the issues involved in trying to appear to have a normal li...

    I was given an uncorrected advance copy in exchange for an honest review. While reading this story I went from smiling to actual tears. I love the view of the main character, Linden, and how unique her personality is. While I was sympathetic for her situation I was still sitting on the...

  • PinkAmy loves  💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    Mar 03, 2018

    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 I Live is hard-hitting and real and filled with hope. It makes you want to find yo...

    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 are upper-middle-class, and money only becomes an issue when it's time for college. T...

    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! ? I had originally re-arranged my weekly TBR to read a light-hearted romance before this one, because I suspected a story abou...

    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 friends that love her and would help her if they new the truth but the thing is; she just ...

    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 how to rate it after I read it. Having sat on it for a couple of days, I think I've f...

    MY GIRL LINDEN DESERVES ALL THE LOVE AND PRAISE. SHE IS PRECIOUS AND BASICALLY EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD IN THIS HARD WORLD. ?????????? ...

    3.5 STARS Orphaned and homeless, Linden lives inside her school, when she manages to sneak in. Her two best friends don?t know, nobody does. She tries to blend in with her classmates, but when it-girl Bea shows up at school with a bloody lip from dating violence, Linden knows she...