Book Reviews of Where People Like Us Live

Where People Like Us Live
Where People Like Us Live
Author: Patricia Cumbie
ISBN-13: 9780061375972
ISBN-10: 0061375977
Publication Date: 5/1/2008
Pages: 224
Reading Level: Young Adult
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Publisher: HarperTeen
Book Type: Hardcover
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What would you do if you saw something that you shouldn't have?

If you tell, then you might lose your best friend, but if you don't tell, then your best friend could be in deep trouble.

This is the problem facing Libby. Her family has moved to Rubberville, a bleak factory town in Wisconsin. This is normal for Libby, since her family moves all the time. Libby is hoping that her father will find what he is looking for and will stay and put down roots.

The first week in Rubberville, Libby meets Angie. They become fast friends, except for the big secret that Angie is hiding.

I think that this book was very well-written and it made me think about the time my daughter had to tell about some scary things that her best friend was doing to herself. She had a hard time deciding what to do, but in the end did the right thing and helped her friend. Her friend was mad at the time, but within a couple of weeks they were best friends again.

Friendship requires responsibility and sometimes it can be very hard and complicated. I would especially recommend this book to book clubs, because after it is read I believe it should be discussed.