Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
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*Book provided by the publisher for review*
This girl is different... That s what Evie has always told herself and it s true. Home-schooled by her counter culture mom, she s decided to see what high school is like for the first time for her senior year. And what a year it is.
As it turns out, it s not just Evie who s Different. Lots of people are. Many of her assumptions about others are turned on their heads as she makes friends with kids her own age for the first time, discovers what s good and what s bad about high school, and learns lessons about power and its abuse both by the administration and by Evie herself.
What I thought:
This was like a train ride. It started out slowly, but once it picked up speed, it was quite a ride! The first few chapters didn't really hold my interest. I was about 25% of the way in when it really hooked me and I couldn't tear myself from the book.
When I picked this up, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The description doesn't really give any details on what life is like for Evie when she joins high school. I don't want to say Evie is an activist, but she is definitely a person who has a voice and isn't afraid to use it. Her plan to make the school a better place, wanting justice for the students, goes awry and she has to decide if this is what she really wanted and if there is a way to fix things.
I liked this. I really did. At first I was thinking I may have made a mistake at picking this one out, but I'm glad that I was proven wrong in my first assessment. The story was pretty good, it had me turning pages to see what happened. While I thought it didn't have a strong start, it definitely had a strong finish.