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The Difference Between You and Me

George, Madeleine (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Difference Between You and Me


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School outsider Jesse, a lesbian, is having secret trysts with Emily, the popular student council vice president, but when they find themselves on opposite sides of a major issue and Jesse becomes more involved with a student activist, they are forced to make a difficult decision.
Authors: George, Madeleine
Statement of Responsibility: Madeleine George
Title: The difference between you and me
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, 2012
Characteristics: 256 p. ;,22 cm.
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Report This Apr 01, 2014
  • acupcakelol rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It was so wonderful. I loved the different perspectives and the mutual/open ending. I liked how the character actually learned from their mistake. This story was realistic and very relatable in the sense of identity, love, relationships, family, school, adolescence. In the end, this book promoted greatly staying true to ones values and not giving in to ones contradictions while using a real and relatable setting.

"Fifteen-year-old Jesse is an out lesbian and a political radical who wears "big, galumphy" fishing boots to feel solidly planted when she walks... but the secret relationship she has with Emily, a perky, popular girl who's officially dating a football star, makes her feel confused and adrift. Emotionally intense, often startlingly funny, and "powerfully raw" (Kirkus Reviews), this bittersweet love story is also a story about friendship and figuring out - and standing up for - what you really believe in. Fans of the intelligent yet empathetic writing, snarky yet vulnerable humour, searing emotions, and fully human characters in The Difference Between You and Me will want to seek out the author's earlier book, Looks." Teen Scene December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=576688

Report This Aug 03, 2012
  • quagga rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Highlights the shining idealism and depth of passion that we feel as teens, before time and experience teach us to guard our hearts more closely. It is good to be reminded of this, and it's one of the reasons that adults like me enjoy reading YA novels.

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Report This Aug 26, 2012
  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

EuSei thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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