Same Difference (Hardcover)
January 2009 Indie Next List
“When Emily heads from the suburbs into Philadelphia to take a summer art class, he leaves behind the life she knew and has her eyes opened. But she finds a new way to see herself and her world, and comes to a new understanding about the meaning of home, true friends, and relationships. This is a great book for teen reading groups.”
— Sarah and Marc Galvin, The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid, NY
Portrait of the artist as a young girl, from new teen writer Siobhan Vivian Emily is ready for a change. She's been in the same town with the same friends for a long time...and none of them really understand her art. But when she goes to Philadelphia for a summer art institute, she suddenly finds like-minded people. One in particular, Fiona, intrigues and challenges her. But there are some things Emily is going to have to find out for herself -- like what the balance is between life and art, and which is more important when push comes to shove.
About the Author
Siobhan Vivian is the acclaimed author of Not That Kind of Girl, hailed by Kirkus Reviews as a "powerful, involving exploration of teen girls' identities and relationships," Same Difference, and A Little Friendly Advice. A Jersey girl by birth and a Brooklyn girl at heart, Siobhan currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and on the web at www.siobhanvivian.com.