I finished reading this book over a month ago, and I'm still at a loss on how to review it. I had a great time reading it, I really wanted to know how it ends, but I had nothing important to say about it afterwards. So instead of the usual review, I’ll just try to write down a few things that might help you decide whether you want to read it or not:
• This Girl Is Different made me smile a lot. It wasn’t laugh out loud funny, but it was cute and endearing. It grabbed my attention on the first page, and I stayed interested until the end, even though it was sadly predictable.
• First person narrative, present tense. This would normally bother me, but in this case it didn't.
• Most of the plot revolves around high school policies and student rights.
• The main character, Evie, acted self-righteously throughout most of the book. I found her superior behavior to be annoying at best, intolerable at worst. Her heart may have been in the right place, but her lack of experience led to disastrous results. For someone so ready to point out the flaws of others, she was far too reluctant to admit her own mistakes.
• There was, however, a character I liked, but she wasn’t around nearly as much as I’d hoped she would be. Jacinda was smart, strong and funny and she made Evie pale in comparison.
• Evie and her mother lived in a sustainable home. It was pretty interesting to read about.
• Evie’s love interest, Rajas, made me hate him so much that I honestly didn’t want them to end up together. You’ll have to read it to find out if I got my wish.
• There were no love triangles in this story.
• Our heroine refused to shave her legs. (What?! That's very important!)
All in all, This Girl Is Different was a pretty enjoyable read, but it certainly wasn't memorable.
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