Saturday, November 01, 2014
Girls Like Us, by Gail Giles
Written in alternating chapters with Quincy's and Biddy's distinctive voices, the text takes a bit to warm up to. But once you do get accustomed to it, the story is an eye-opener. Giles takes her career in Special Education and uses it to give an authentic and inspiring voice to these two marginalized women. The result can be heartbreaking at times, but it is ultimately uplifting.