This realistic fiction book is a 2016 Rebecca Caudill nominee. In the story, Ella knows she is different, but doesn’t mind so much because she has the companionship of Z, her best friend. Both kids are outcasts, although for different reasons. When a new boy moves to town and becomes popular, he turns Ella’s life upside down when he also chooses to be friends with her. Not one of my favorite nominees on the list this year.