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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

This Girl Is Different by JJ Johnson

Title: This Girl Is Different

Author: JJ Johnson

Publisher: Peachtree Publisher

Pages: 320

Reviewed by: Sabrina

Evie is different. Not just her upbringing-though that's certainly been unusual-but also her mindset. She's smart, independent, confident, opinionated, and ready to take on a new challenge: The Institution of School.

It doesn't take this homeschooled kid long to discover that high school is a whole new world, and not in the way she expected. It's also a social minefield, and Evie finds herself confronting new problems at every turn, failing to follow or even understand the rules, and proposing solutions that aren't welcome or accepted.

Not one to sit idly by, Evie sets out to make changes. Big changes. The movement she starts takes off, but before she realizes what's happening, her plan spirals out of control, forcing her to come to terms with a world she is only just beginning to comprehend.

JJ Johnson's powerful debut novel will enthrall readers as it challenges assumptions about friendship, rules, boundaries, and power.

My Thoughts

This Girl is Different really is a powerful novel. It questions society and the world today. It talks about the injustice of some of our school systems. It talks about the social labels we put on people. This Girl is Different changes your view of everything and the world. After reading it, This Girl is Different made me sit down and think for a moment.

Evie is very different from the characters you're probably used to. Although she irritated the crap out of me, you can't help but admire her and sometimes love her.

While I don't have much to say about this book, I still recommend you should go out and read it some time.

I forgot to mention that this book contains some *cough*maturesituations*cough*. Just wanted to warn you.

*Note: this book has been received through netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. I always love questioning society - I'll have to check this book out!


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