Because of you
This book is so heartfelt and wonderful. It takes you on a whirlwind story of love and loss between all different kinds of people. I feel like i was taken on a behind-the-scenes trip of Sydeny and i really looked into the lives of people i've never really known much about (the homeless people). Definitley recomend this book.
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.