The teenage years are hard for everyone, but they are especially tough for Elisa Matthews. Her family is comfortably middle class, she has good grades, and she has dreams for future. These things set her apart from many of the other African American teens in her small home town. When her best friend, Rachel, joins the clique that calls her an “Oreo”, Elisa starts to feel that she doesn’t have a friend in the world. But she does. Jen has had Elisa’s back when the clique has mocked her, but when Elisa starts spending time with a new boy, Scott, it’s Jen who feels vulnerable. The novel is in Elisa’s voice; the technique nicely captures her thought processes and her growth.
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