A Different Me

Allie Johnston’s secret wish since the day she was twelve is to have her nose done. But she hasn’t told anyone—not her parents, or even her best friend, Jen. But when she starts visiting a plastic surgery discussion board on the Web, she finds people who get her, for the first time in her life. Her new friends, including two girls her age with vastly different backgrounds who share her obsession with changing their faces—but for very different reasons. A sharply written, insightful book about learning to be happy with who we are.

  • 272 Pages
  • 5.5" x 8.25"
  • 9780807515754
  • August 2015

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  • Blumenthal takes the time to develop the protagonist. Allie struggles with her parents, her friends, and her self-esteem, and she becomes a stronger person for it…The language is authentically teen.

    - School Library Journal

  • This books sends an excellent message, without preaching, about the risks of cosmetic surgery, the value of friendship, and the importance of self-acceptance.

    - Library Media Connection

  • This is a good read with quite a powerful message about believing in oneself. There are lots of points in this book for classroom discussion.

    - Children's Literature

Common Core

RL.9-10.1,2,3,4,5,10 SL.9-10.1,1a,1b,1c,1d,3,4,5,6 W.9-10.1,1a,1b,1c,1d,1e,4,8,9,9a


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 8
  • ATOS Level: 4.8