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* LetsMeetTheMeat: The billboard for Nate's family farm shows a happy apple with a face, arms, and legs eating a smaller, less-evolved apple.

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* LetsMeetTheMeat: The billboard for Nate's family farm shows a happy apple with a face, arms, and legs eating a smaller, less-evolved apple. Justine calls it the Cannibal Apple.


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* OnlyFriend: Justine used to be Rory's only friend before Justine ditched her after ''Five at Eleven'' finished filming. Rory was eventually able to meet other friends through her interest in UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfTudor.

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* SensoryOverload: While walking through Manhattan, Rory becomes increasingly overwhelmed. When some kids run into her a few seconds after a fire truck and an ambulance drive past, she screams, throws herself at the nearest wall, and curls up in a TroubledFetalPosition.

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* {{Gayngst}}: [[spoiler:Felix can't tell anyone he's gay because his family is extremely conservative. His father would kick him out of the house, and he thinks his mother would either die of a broken heart or commit suicide.]]

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* GlorifiedSpermDonor: Nate is the product of a TeenPregnancy by a guy who left town before he was born. He knows his father only from old photographs.


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* PosterGalleryBedroom: The protagonists attend a college party in a suite whose walls are entirely covered with posters.


* ForeignLanguageTirade: Felix calls his mother to tell him that [[spoiler:he and the others have taken off by themselves to follow Keira to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity]]. Justine hears her screaming at him in Spanish.

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* ForeignLanguageTirade: Felix calls his mother to tell him her that [[spoiler:he and the others have taken off by themselves to follow Keira to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity]]. Justine hears her screaming at him in Spanish.

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* ForeignLanguageTirade: Felix calls his mother to tell him that [[spoiler:he and the others have taken off by themselves to follow Keira to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity]]. Justine hears her screaming at him in Spanish.
-->'''Nate''': My Spanish must be better than I thought it was, because I got some of that and wow, I'm sorry, man.
* AnImmigrantsTale: Felix's family were undocumented for many years and worked hard to become legal citizens.

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* TheBully: Nate was bullied in fifth grade by Aidan and Tony, two boys who tormented him over his devotion to his rabbit Nimbus. Things got so bad that Nate's grandfather visited Aidan's parents to rip them a new one. But the boys denied the bullying, and there wasn't enough proof, so [[KarmaHoudini neither was ever punished]].


''You Look Different in Real Life'' is a young adult novel by Jennifer Castle. Ten years ago, five kindergarteners - Justine, Rory, Felix, Nate, and Keira - starred in the documentary ''Five at Six''. Five years ago, they starred in the sequel ''Five at Eleven''. Now it's time to film ''Five at Sixteen''. But the kids have changed a lot over the last five years, and not all in ways that they're happy with. Justine, the most popular character of the first two movies, feels boring in comparison to her child self. Rory has been diagnosed with autism after her friendship with Justine collapsed.

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''You Look Different in Real Life'' is a young adult novel by Jennifer Castle. Ten years ago, five kindergarteners - Justine, Rory, Felix, Nate, Justine Connolly, Rory Gold, Felix Cortez, Nate Hunter, and Keira Jones - starred in the documentary ''Five at Six''. Five years ago, they starred in the sequel ''Five at Eleven''. Now it's time to film ''Five at Sixteen''. But the kids have changed a lot over the last five years, and not all in ways that they're happy with. Justine, the most popular character of the first two movies, feels boring in comparison to her child self. Rory has been diagnosed with autism after her friendship with Justine collapsed.


''You Look Different in Real Life'' is a young adult novel by Jennifer Castle. Ten years ago, five kindergarteners - Justine, Rory, Felix, Nate, and Keira - starred in the documentary ''Five at Six''. Five years ago, they starred in the sequel ''Five at Eleven''. Now it's time to film ''Five at Sixteen''. But the kids have changed a lot over the last five years, and not all in ways that they're happy with. Justine, the most popular character of the first two movies, feels boring in comparison to her child self.

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''You Look Different in Real Life'' is a young adult novel by Jennifer Castle. Ten years ago, five kindergarteners - Justine, Rory, Felix, Nate, and Keira - starred in the documentary ''Five at Six''. Five years ago, they starred in the sequel ''Five at Eleven''. Now it's time to film ''Five at Sixteen''. But the kids have changed a lot over the last five years, and not all in ways that they're happy with. Justine, the most popular character of the first two movies, feels boring in comparison to her child self. Rory has been diagnosed with autism after her friendship with Justine collapsed.


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* LeaveTheCameraRunning: In ''Five at Six'', Justine develops stomach cramps that turn out to be psychosomatic. Tests at the hospital find nothing wrong with her. During the scene where the doctor discusses the results with her parents, the camera stays on Justine the entire time while she colors in bed, slowly filling a whole page with orange crayon.


* LetsMeetTheMeet: The billboard for Nate's family farm shows a happy apple with a face, arms, and legs eating a smaller, less-evolved apple.

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* LetsMeetTheMeet: LetsMeetTheMeat: The billboard for Nate's family farm shows a happy apple with a face, arms, and legs eating a smaller, less-evolved apple.

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* LetsMeetTheMeet: The billboard for Nate's family farm shows a happy apple with a face, arms, and legs eating a smaller, less-evolved apple.


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* PerformanceAnxiety: Justine gave up guitar when she was thirteen after a recital in which she couldn't properly play a song even though she knew it by heart.


* CreatorCouple: Lance and Leslie, the creators of the documentaries, got married after ''Five at Eleven'' was filmed but before it came out.

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* CreatorCouple: In-universe example. Lance and Leslie, the creators of the documentaries, got married after ''Five at Eleven'' was filmed but before it came out.

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* CreatorCouple: Lance and Leslie, the creators of the documentaries, got married after ''Five at Eleven'' was filmed but before it came out.


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* MissingMom: Keira's mom left when she was eleven. Her father broke the news to her on camera, resulting in a twenty-second shot of her crying. Critics called the scene exploitative.


''You Look Different in Real Life'' is a young adult novel by Jennifer Castle. Ten years ago, five kindergarteners - Justine, Rory, Felix, Nate, and Keira - starred in the documentary ''Five at Six''. Five years ago, they starred in the sequel ''Five at Eleven''. Now it's time to film ''Five at Sixteen''. But the kids have changed a lot over the last five years, and not all in ways that they're happy with. Justine, the most popular character of the first two movies, feels boring in comparison to the child viewers fell in love with.

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''You Look Different in Real Life'' is a young adult novel by Jennifer Castle. Ten years ago, five kindergarteners - Justine, Rory, Felix, Nate, and Keira - starred in the documentary ''Five at Six''. Five years ago, they starred in the sequel ''Five at Eleven''. Now it's time to film ''Five at Sixteen''. But the kids have changed a lot over the last five years, and not all in ways that they're happy with. Justine, the most popular character of the first two movies, feels boring in comparison to the her child viewers fell in love with.self.

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