Very Far From Anywhere Else by Ursula LeGuin
Review: Owen and Natalie are both outsiders, but for different reasons, and they form a bond that is unexplainable to others. But will Natalie’s focus on her music career and her secret dream to become a famous composer tear them apart? Or will it be Owen’s aimlessness and lack of ambition that makes it hard for him to understand Natalie? Owen and Natalie navigate the line between love and friendship in this quick and relevant read. This deals with giftedness, ambition, and identity. Good for gifted bibliotherapy discussion groups.
Songs to Ready By: "Firework" by Katy Perry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGJuMBdaqIw&feature=fvwrel