Thursday, April 9, 2009

Same Difference by Siobhan Vivian

Characters: 18/20
Setting: 10/10
Plot: 15/20
Originality: 18/20
Writing: 20/20
Recommendation: 10/10
Overall: 91/100 or A
Siobhan's books are amazing and always focus on Friendship instead of love. When I read A Little
Friendly Advice, last year, I knew this was an author to watch.
Same Difference is about a girl, Emily. She lives in Cherry Grove, New Jersey. Her best friend, Meg lives across the street and summers are spent with going to the pool and Starbucks. That is before, Emily gets accepted to a summer art program in Philadelphia.
Emily feels lost in these arty and hip teens. She soon becomes friends with Fiona, Adrian, Robyn. Fiona is obsessed with her "shadow art", Robyn's parents own a gallery, and Adrian is good with comics. There is also very helpful andcute, Yates that happens to be her teaching assistant. Emily still feels lost. They go to art show and concerts. On the other hand, Meg and Rick react wrong to Emily's art. Emily will have to figure out who her real friends are and does she want to be.
I loved Emily, she made the same desicion that I would have. The setting was also really well done. I liked that it was based on Siobhan's own expercence and I think that it made it more Realistic. I also though Meg was cute. Yates was awesome, but was a bit lacking in the personality. This is a novel of self discovery, friendship, and the choices that we make. I loved this book and I hope that you check it out for it's awesomeness.
Peace out, Sarah!


  1. i really want to read this one. it sounds so good and has gotten tons of great reviews

  2. im a nerd too in reading and this is my favorite book it's awesome, ive read it twice and i think anyone who can read it should. its a great book your rock sarah! sincerely, demetria


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