Goodreads says this about the book:
Evie is different. Not just her upbringing-though that’s certainly been unusual-but also her mindset. She’s smart, independent, confident, opinionated, and ready to take on a new challenge: The Institution of School.
It doesn’t take this homeschooled kid long to discover that high school is a whole new world, and not in the way she expected. It’s also a social minefield, and Evie finds herself confronting new problems at every turn, failing to follow or even understand the rules, and proposing solutions that aren’t welcome or accepted.
Not one to sit idly by, Evie sets out to make changes. Big changes. The movement she starts takes off, but before she realizes what’s happening, her plan spirals out of control, forcing her to come to terms with a world she is only just beginning to comprehend.
JJ Johnson’s powerful debut novel will enthrall readers as it challenges assumptions about friendship, rules, boundaries, and power
I have not gotten very far in the book but so far I am enjoying it. Evie is a fun character who thinks she has a good handle on things. She likes to think of herself as “different” because she is a tomboy and hasn’t gone to a public school. She has decided to go for her senior year at the local high school as a sort of research project. Evie is excited and thinks of all the new friends and adventures she will have – some end up not being so good but she forages on.