Ellen Outside The Lines

March 22, 2022|
Ellen Outside The Lines by A. J. Sass
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Rain Reign meets Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World in this heartfelt novel about a neurodivergent thirteen-year-old navigating changing friendships, a school trip, and expanding horizons.

Thirteen-year-old Ellen Katz feels most comfortable when her life is well planned out and people fit neatly into her predefined categories. She attends temple with Abba and Mom every Friday and Saturday. Ellen only gets crushes on girls, never boys, and she knows she can always rely on her best-and-only friend, Laurel, to help navigate social situations at their private Georgia middle school. Laurel has always made Ellen feel like being autistic is no big deal. But lately, Laurel has started making more friends, and cancelling more weekend plans with Ellen than she keeps. A school trip to Barcelona seems like the perfect place for Ellen to get their friendship back on track.
 
Except it doesn't. Toss in a new nonbinary classmate whose identity has Ellen questioning her very binary way of seeing the world, homesickness, a scavenger hunt-style team project that takes the students through Barcelona to learn about Spanish culture and this trip is anything but what Ellen planned.

Making new friends and letting go of old ones is never easy, but Ellen might just find a comfortable new place for herself if she can learn to embrace the fact that life doesn't always stick to a planned itinerary.
A.J. Sass (he/them) is the author of Ana on the Edge. A long-time figure skater, he has passed his U.S. Figure Skating Senior Moves in the Field and Free Skate tests, medaled twice at the U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, and currently dabbles in ice dance. A.J. lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his boyfriend and two cats...
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Title:Ellen Outside The Lines
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5.5 X 1.13 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 8 X 5.5 X 1.13 in
Published:March 22, 2022
Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:9 - 12
ISBN - 13:9780759556270

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