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When You Look Like Us

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Teen searches for missing sister in thrilling novel.

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In this thrilling and heartwarming novel, readers will root for all of the main characters, even those who start out unlikeable. First-time author Pamela N. Harris explores how important it is for people to challenge their perceptions and stereotypes. Though there are a few villainous characters in When You Look Like Us whose evil action defy belief, the primary characters are nuanced. Harris does a fine job revealing the good in the people who don't seem trustworthy at first, and at presenting the character flaws of the characters who mostly stay on the side of moral good. Written in the first person, this novel is reminiscent of Catcher in the Rye, but with a far more sympathetic protagonist.

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