A LitPick video review rates Janet McLaughlin’s middle grade novel Different with five stars. Different, published by Absolute Love Publishing in 2018 and featured at the Amelia Island Book Festival, is about a middle schooler named Isabella who has Tourette’s syndrome. Isabella has kept her condition a secret, but when she tries out for the school softball team, she might have to reveal what makes her different from other 8th graders in her class.

“The author does a great job at conveying emotion so readers can feel what Isabella experiences.” said a LitPick reviewer. Another reviewer loved Different because the complex plot conveyed the chaos of every middle schooler’s life. Watch the video book review here.

McLaughlin’s other published books include Haunted Echo and Fireworks.

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