Book 28: My Name is Mina by David Almond
Mina is different. She doesn't fit in at her school. She doesn't fit in at the special school. She just doesn't fit in. Through her journal and writings, we learn that Mina is very bright; she thinks about things differently than most people and they just don't get her. She's trying to come out of her shell, trying to fit in, trying to write more about her feelings, to understand her dad's death.
I was a little put off at the beginning, hard to get into the book, but enjoyed it was I was a third of the way in.