Me, Just Different by Stephanie Morrill

meReviewed by The Bookworm (Note: The Bookworm is one of your young adult reviewers).

Revell continues to surprise me with respectable, well-written fiction for girl teens that include great role models and realistic teen scenarios.

Skylar was like a layered cake. The outside icing seems sweet, happy, and carefree. But the inside layers are full of guilt, sadness, and stress. By looking at the cake, you couldn’t tell what’s hidden underneath. Not until you cut into it. And that is what Connor did. He opened up Skylar’s heart and saw the scared, raw emotions inside. And he wanted more than anything to help her heart heal.

There was only a vague view into Skylar’s conscience, in the beginning, allowing only a slight visibility as to why she held so much guilt. As her life grew more confusing and messed up, snippets of information about her past slowly, but steadily, revealed. These tidbits of info lent a door into her past, allowing me, the reader, to better understand her reasoning and heart. Skylar was complex, both in heart and mind, making her an increasingly interesting character.

The underlining message of growth and renewal was very well cultivated. It unfolded gradually and completely.

Me, Just Different was more than just a quick, fun read. It was a young adult book with substance and responsibility, which is sadly becoming a rare thing in young adult books.

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