The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George

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"Sweet, tender, and true!" - Laurie Halse Anderson

Jesse cuts her own hair with a Swiss Army knife. She wears big green fisherman's boots. She's the founding (and only) member of NOLAW, the National Organization to Liberate All Weirdos. Emily wears sweaters with faux pearl buttons. She's vice president of the student council. She has a boyfriend.

These two girls have nothing in common, except the passionate "private time" they share every Tuesday afternoon. Jesse wishes their relationship could be out in the open, but Emily feels she has too much to lose. When they find themselves on opposite sides of a heated school conflict, they each have to decide what's more important: what you believe in, or the one you love?
 

About Madeleine George

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Madeleine George is an award-winning playwright, a teacher, and a fiction writer. She grew up in Western Massachusetts and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published March 15, 2012 by Viking Children's. 271 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A novel with alternating narrators takes an unusually interesting twist due to one of the character's habitual tendency toward self-delusion.

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It doesn’t make sense that radical 15-year-old Jesse—who plasters her high school’s walls with “Normalcy is Death” manifestoes—could be smitten with buttoned-up student council v-p Emily. It makes eve

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The Boston Globe

Novels that offer escapes into different lives and worlds are, of course, essential, but readers also want to see elements of their experiences reflected in the pages — especially adolescents who are figuring out their identities, beliefs, and sexuality.

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The Daily Fig

Emily and Jesse could not be more different: while Emily is the vice president of the student council, Jesse is the founding and only member of NOLAW, National Organization to Liberate All Weirdos, and, for the most part, remains an outcast.

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Lambda Literary

The complexity of George’s novel emphasizes context, an important element of any novel: real world problems do not occur in a vacuum.

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