Teenagers? Where do I start?! It is crazy how every teenager is worried about so many different things. The teens in “Not So Me” are all worried about things going on. Elizabeth, Megan, Conner, Tia, Andy, Evan, Jade, Jeremy all relate to each other from one person which is Conner. One problem after another. All starting from Conner. “Not So Me” by Francine Pascal shows how so many things can go wrong or how so many things can happen.
The whole book it goes from a simple conflict and evaluates to bigger problems.Andy being gay but with all the attention going into Conner and him being missing, he doesn’t understand how to understand his feelings and come out to his parents. Everyone is worried about Conner which is bringing more problems. “Ever since Conner left, that is all you guys been worried about” Which added way more stress to Andy and his personal problems.
Andy is worried and confused on how to tell his parents that he is gay. Evan is in love with Elizabeth, who is Conner's girlfriend. Tia is in love with Conner, Elizabeth's boyfriend. Jade wants to be Jeremy's boyfriend. Jeremy doesn’t want anything serious. I think the teenagers handle their problems well without any adult help.
Any teenager who has ever gone through relationship problems and friendship problems will definitely love to read this book. They can relate or just be entertained to and by the book. "Don't you think its a little weird that he want anxious to kiss me?" (146) a lot teenage girls go through that stage with boys, where they that is all they worry about, when in reality it is nothing to stress over. But then there are problems that not every teenager goes through like Andys or Conner's.
"Ahhh this is more like it Conner said while drinking the sour liquor" "He and his father both downed their drinks in under five minutes" (173) Conner running away from home because his family and friends (all the characters above) had an intervention for his alcohol addiction. And were he went didn't help much.
So many problems with this young teenagers seems to be over whelming. But that's what they go through everyday, trying to solve it. Do it ever get solved? Do All the problems get solved? The book had a good way in keeping me interested and wanting to know what happens next with the teenagers.
-Pascal, Francine. So Not Me. New York: Bantam, 2000. Print.
- “Ever since Conner left, that is all you guys been worried about”
-"Don't you think its a little weird that he want anxious to kiss me?" (146)
-"Ahhh this is more like it Conner said while drinking the sour liquor" "He and his father both downed their drinks in under five minutes" (173)