Olivia “Livvie” Owen feels things differently than her parents and two sisters. Livvie is autistic. Her family has had to move repeatedly because of her outbursts. When they again face eviction, Livvie is convinced she has a way to get back to a house where they were all happy, once.
The problem is, Livvie burned down that house.
But she’s not giving up. Here is her story.
Advance Praise for Livvie Owen Lived Here:
"A book that will challenge and touch you to the core."--Meg Cabot, author of the Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls and Princess Diaries series
“’Livvie Owen Lived Here’ is a powerful and touching young adult novel… Livvie's story will remain with you beyond the final pages.” --Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
“Dooley has written a sweet story about the value of love within a family and the importance of each person, even those with disabilities.” --School Library Journal
“Dooley, a special education teacher, offers readers a rare opportunity to experience the day-to-day struggles of a special-needs student. Livvie's internal growth is convincing, and her ultimate triumphs are inspiring.” --Publishers Weekly
“Dooley draws on her experience as a special-education teacher and her own string of childhood moves in an accomplished debut novel with memorable secondary characters whose believable emotions highlight the importance of having a place to call home.” --Booklist