Excellent, Young Adult, Jennifer Castle, Friendship, Documentary, Reality Television, Autism, Abandonment, Sexuality
Five kids were chosen to be the stars of a reality documentary, showing them in their regular lives doing what they do. It’s time for another movie, but Justine isn’t sure she wants to do another one. It’s been five years since the last movie, but now she feels like a disappointment and like she hardly knows most of the other kids who were so important to her early life. The new movie gives them a chance to reunite again, but after years of hurt and having personal things from their lives being shared with strangers, they aren’t very willing to try being friends again. When one of them disappears to go on a journey to find the mother that abandoned her, however, the kids team up again to become friends and realize that sometimes the best way to see themselves is through the eyes of someone else.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"You Look Different In Real Life,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37
, Article 28.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss9/28