Just Like Me is a perfect summer read for girls that is about growing up and trying to figure out who they are in this crazy world we live in.
Summary by Goodreads
Who eats Cheetos with chopsticks?! Avery and Becca, my “Chinese Sisters,” that’s who. We’re not really sisters—we were just adopted from the same orphanage. And we’re nothing alike. They sing Chinese love songs on the bus to summer camp, and I pretend like I don’t know them.
To make everything worse, we have to journal about our time at camp so the adoption agency can do some kind of “where are they now” newsletter. I’ll tell you where I am: At Camp Little Big Woods in a cabin with five other girls who aren’t getting along, competing for a campout and losing (badly), wondering how I got here…and where I belong.
In the beginning I wasn’t so sure I would like this one. It seemed a little too simplistic and the main character, Julia, annoyed me a bit. But, once I delved into the story and learned more about the different characters and their family struggles, I really enjoyed Just Like Me. I am learning to appreciate stories that tackle topics that are beyond on my experience. While I have friends who have adopted children and hear their stories, I have not faced these struggles first hand. This story gave me a new perspective and I highly recommend it to middle grade girls interested in the themes of adoption, culture, self-identity, and friendships.
***I did receive a copy of this Ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***