The Difference Between You and Me
"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... show more
"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?
Publish date: March 15th 2012
Publisher: Viking Children's
Pages no: 261
Edition language: English
I had to read this for a Blind Date Challenge at my group. I am so glad I am finished with this horrendous book. I just kept hoping it would improve but it didn't.I can't say there was a moment that I enjoyed. First of all the characters. Such stereotypes, Jesse is totally butch, Emily is the totall...
Our library has this on their shelf of books recommended by staff, so I decided to try it. It's an interest story about the awkward relationship between 2 very different high school girls.Jesse is a lesbian who is out to her parents, who are both former activists (they met when they were being fing...
Find this review and more at BOOK BRATSI admit, it was a negative review that led me to purchase THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND ME, the debut contemporary YA novel by Madeleine George. Someone (I forget who) referred to it as too realistic in its portrayal of a high school relationship. Too realisti...
The Difference Between You and Me reminded me of Rita Mae Brown's In Her Day. In that book, the female lovers Isle and Carole argued about feminism instead of getting it on. In my 2-star review on Amazon.com I said: "Together the two argue women's ideologies. That's about it. Add a cast of quirky-b...