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Same Difference

By Siobhan Vivian   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545758024 Paperback
304 Pages | 5.27" x 8.01" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545477215 Ebook
304 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Portrait of the artist as a young girl, from acclaimed author Siobhan Vivian

Emily needs a change of scenery. She's been pegged as the "arty girl" by the kids in school - even her own friends. There's some truth to that, but there's more to how she sees the world than painting or drawing, and no one seems to understand that.

So when Emily gets the chance to go to an art program in Philadelphia for the summer, she jumps at it. A new cast of characters enters her life . . . and suddenly she has to figure out who she wants to be. She's gone from the suburbs where everyone's trying to be the same to a school where everyone's trying to be unique. The rules may have changed, but the pressures haven't.

With wit and empathy, Siobhan Vivian goes straight to the heart of a teen girl's search for identity - including the pain and heartache we have to go through to figure out who we are.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Same Difference:

"Readers who have wondered, 'are these the friends and the life I want to have?' will see themselves reflected in Emily's achingly real struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs." -Kirkus Reviews

"Vivian serves up the story with vivid description and dialogue; the author's talent for scene-setting and evocative imagery is especially effective for a story about a girl just discovering her eye as an artist and herself as a person." -Publishers Weekly