DIFFERENT

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CHILDREN'S DRAMA FAMILY

Contemporary

Janet McLaughlin

Logline

DIFFERENT is a middle grade novel about twelve-year-old Izzy Palmer who has a secret— Izzy has Tourette Syndrome. Hiding outbursts and tics from her classmates is hard. Possibly losing her best friend even harder. As the pressure builds and her world threatens to spin out of control, Izzy must face her fear and reveal her secret, whatever the costs.

Genre

Children's, Drama, Family

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Sarasota, FL

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Absolute Love Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Twelve year old Izzy has Tourette Syndrome, complicated with Obsessive/Compulsive disorder. She tries to hide her tics and outbursts, but outside influences set up circumstances that cause her OCD and TS to go into overdrive threatening her tightly controlled world.

Ending Description

Izzy faces her demons and owns up to her disorders to her "almost" boyfriend and her softball team. She is surprised and pleased with their acceptance and comes to understand that everyone has secrets and it's okay to be different.

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Hard Copy Available

No

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Coming of Age, Happy Ending

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Izzy Palmer

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Secretive, Complex, Empathetic, Engaging, Insecure

Additional Character Details

Name: Abbie Anderson

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Confident, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Jamie Barnes

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Honorable, Heartthrob, Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Hannah Wells

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming

Logline

DIFFERENT is a middle grade novel about twelve-year-old Izzy Palmer who has a secret— Izzy has Tourette Syndrome. Hiding outbursts and tics from her classmates is hard. Possibly losing her best friend even harder. As the pressure builds and her world threatens to spin out of control, Izzy must face her fear and reveal her secret, whatever the costs.

Short Summary

Twelve year old Izzy has Tourette Syndrome, complicated with Obsessive/Compulsive disorder. She tries to hide her tics and outbursts, but outside influences set up circumstances that cause her OCD and TS to go into overdrive threatening her tightly controlled world.


Izzy faces her demons and owns up to her disorders to her "almost" boyfriend and her softball team. She is surprised and pleased with their acceptance and comes to understand that everyone has secrets and it's okay to be different.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Izzy Palmer

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Secretive, Complex, Empathetic, Engaging, Insecure

Character 1

Name: Abbie Anderson

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Confident, Honorable

Character 2

Name: Jamie Barnes

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Honorable, Heartthrob, Secretive

Character 3

Name: Hannah Wells

Age: 12

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming

Supplemental Materials

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