Because You're Different

Because You're Different

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Erin Mandel By ErinMandel Updated Sep 06

What if your body doesn't always do what you want it to do?

For June, this isn't a question, but a daily reality. As a fourteen-year-old with cerebral palsy, frequently dropping stuff and being stared at by complete strangers is nothing out of the ordinary. Other than that, life is great, until her parents decide to move to California. 

With all her friends miles away and nobody there to protect her from boys stealing your lunch, school becomes a lot more complicated than it had been. Then, she befriends Sam Redstone, a shy boy who'd always been invisible to others.

June's days improve drastically with Sam by her side, and when she meets his older brother Nathan, she finally believes her cousin Valentina might have been right about sexy California guys. Slowly, she and Nathan develop a unique friendship, one that, June finds herself hoping, might someday turn into something more. But as the years go by, she's starting to think she might never be with him that way, or any other man for that.



Started: 29 January 2019
Updated once a week, on Sundays
I expect the first draft to be finished around September/October 2019

  • agegap
  • ageisjustanumber
  • beingyourself
  • bestfriendsbrother
  • brothersbestfriend
  • cerebralpalsy
  • disability
  • diverselit
  • diversity
  • drama
  • familyproblems
  • freeyourbody
  • friendship
  • growingup
  • litawards2019
  • love
  • mentalhealth
  • newadult
  • romance
  • slowburn
  • visible
  • wattys2019
  • woca2019
  • youngadult