So this week I read “The Difference Between You and Me”. I read it for the LGBTQ slab in our Book Bingo! I was definitely nervous about reading this particular book just because it was under this section and I have never, EVER read anything like this! It was eye-opening to say the least. It was a change of scenery for me but I don’t think I’ll go back to something like this. I’m not a huge fan of this subject so that made it more awkward than anything. There was also a lot of language used that I felt very uncomfortable with and I wasn’t a fan of that. I think the whole book made me uncomfortable. But that is just how I view the subject. Picture CC by:goodreads.com
So this book is about two girls, Jesse and Emily, and the book follows their lives at school, home and with friends. Jesse is the tomboy of the two and a rebel with a cause. She doesn’t give a rat’s ass about what anything thinks and she lets the whole world know it, too. Opposite of being a rebel, she is pretty quiet and kind of keeps to herself. She isn’t one to shy away from everyone knowing she is lesbian but from the way she dresses, everyone already knows.
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Then there is Emily. She is the perfect girl. She’s pretty, popular, smart and everyone loves her. She has a boyfriend and he is probably just as popular as her. They have been best friends since they were little and they make the perfect couple! From the outside, it would seem she is an all-American girl. But she holds a secret no one would ever expect. She is actually bisexual and in a secret relationship with Jesse. WHOA! Don’t worry it gets better!
Jesse wants to expose their relationship but Emily wants to keep it hidden. She is the Vice President of the student council….she can’t tell people she is bisexual! That would be like social suicide! (Mean Girls reference). An event happens at the school in which Jesse chooses one side and Emily chooses the other. Will it tear them apart or will Emily sacrifice her social stature for the girl she loves? You’ll have to read it to find out!!! Picture CC by: rezreloaded.deviantart.com