Because of you
I loved this contemporary novel set around a homeless shelter in Sydney. 17 year old Nola has been sent there as part of Community Service for her school. Tiny has found her way there with the help of Zak who has been protecting her during her stay on the streets. Eddie is a volunteer at the Hope Lane Shelter and is helping because of his father's death from an overdose. Eddie has started up a writing group, to give the homeless a voice, somewhere warm and afternoon tea.
Nola's role is to help with the writing group. After a shaky start she starts to relax and makes friends with Tiny and Eddie. Some of the residents do not survive however others start to see a way out of their bleak lives.