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Girls Like Us by Gail Giles

Updated: Mar 13, 2022

I picked up Girls Like Us not knowing what to expect, but I just finished it and I am crying a bit. It's such a sweet story about two girls who have just graduated from high school. They were both special education students, or "Speddies," as they call themselves (and others called them), and they both felt like nothing as the story started. One of the characters, Quincy, suffered a traumatic brain injury at the hands of her mother's boyfriend, and the other character, Biddy, has an intellectual disability. Although each knew the other in high school, they were not friends.