I created Identity Novels to celebrate the regular, ordinary kids who aren't the stars...but who, ultimately, become the star in their own lives. These kids may be marginalized, ignored, left out, live on the periphery, or not fit the mold but are brilliantly different and special in their own right.
Amidst all the noise of how to act, who to emulate, and what’s cool, the characters in Identity Novels are deciding for themselves who they are, so they can become who they’re meant to be.
When sixth grader Jamie Corman is kicked out of Sadie’s Too Cool Club, she discovers what it’s like to be an outcast. Bullied by Sadie and ignored by her friends, Jamie wishes for a way back in.
Then she meets Pru Wheeler—the strangest, smallest girl in sixth grade. Tiny Pru reads Robert Frost; understands Jamie’s self-centered sister and too-busy parents; and knows why Sadie holds all the power. After Sadie declares that both girls have Loser Syndrome, Pru and Jamie forge a friendship. And when Pru introduces Jamie to the game of lacrosse, they start a team that includes everyone who was ever shunned by the Too Cools.
But just as the game catches on, a sudden, horrible tragedy brings Jamie face-to-face with Sadie in the biggest confrontation ever to happen at Wheatland Elementary. Will Jamie’s friendship with an unusual student help her stand up, even if she stands alone?