Emily needs a change of scenery. she’s been pegged as the "arty girl" by the kids in her school — even her own friends. There’s some truth to that … but there’s also more to the way she sees the world than drawing or painting. Nobody seems to understand, and that’s not going to change any time soon.
So when Emily gets the chance to go to an art program in Philadelphia for the summer, she jumps at it. A new cast of characters enters her life … and suddenly she has to figure out who she wants to be. She’s gone from the suburbs where everyone’s trying to be the same to a school where everyone is trying to be unique. The rules may have changed, but a lot of the pressures remain the same.
With wit and empathy, Siobhan Vivian goes straight to the heart of a teen girl’s search for identity — including the pain and heartache we have to go through to figure out who we are.