Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 8X5.464936
When forced to choose between staying with her guardian and being with her big brother, Ari chose her big brother. There’s just one problem—Gage doesn’t actually have a place to live.

When Ari’s mother died four years ago, she had two final wishes: that Ari and her older brother, Gage, would stay together always, and that Ari would go to Carter, the middle school for gifted students. So when nineteen-year-old Gage decides he can no longer live with their bossy guardian, Janna, Ari knows she has to go with him. But it’s been two months, and Gage still hasn’t found them an apartment. He and Ari have been "couch surfing," staying with Gage’s friend in a tiny apartment, crashing with Gage’s girlfriend and two roommates, and if necessary, sneaking into a juvenile shelter to escape the cold Maine nights. But all of this jumping around makes it hard for Ari to keep up with her schoolwork, never mind her friendships, and getting into Carter starts to seem impossible. Will Ari be forced to break one of her promises to Mama? Told in an open, authentic voice, this nuanced story of hiding in plain sight may have readers thinking about homelessness in a whole new way.
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published on February 10, 2015 by Candlewick
ISBN-10: 0763663239
ISBN-13: 9780763663230
15 Book Reviews
  • Gymnast about 7 years
    I loved this book! A must read
    • olliebob
      olliebobover 7 years
      I really want to read this book!
      • maranita
        maranitaover 7 years
        This looks like an amazing book for me to read! I wish I could have it though.
        • fmaglalang
          fmaglalangover 7 years55 stars
          this was 1 of the best stories I have ever read in my life!!!! go ahead...... read it!
          • bffl
            bfflalmost 8 years55 stars
            A great story.