Waiting for Normal

Waiting for Normal

Book - 2008
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School Library Journal Best Book * ALA Notable Children's Book * New York Public Library's "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing" * Chicago Public Library Best of the Best * Cooperative Children's Book Center Choice * Connecticut Book Award Winner * American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award Winner

This poignant and joyful novel is filled with meaningful moments and emotional resonance.

Addie is waiting for normal. But Addie's mother has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a food fiesta or an empty pantry, her way or no way.

Addie's mother is bipolar, and she often neglects Addie. All-or-nothing never adds up to normal, and it can't bring Addie home, where she wants to be with her half-sisters and her stepfather. But Addie never stops hoping that one day, maybe, she'll find normal.

"A heroine with spunk and spirit offers an inspiring lesson in perseverance and hope. First-rate." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, c2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780060890896
Branch Call Number: j F CONNOR L
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 20 cm.


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Nov 05, 2015

I was a bit apprehensive at first about reading this book I though it was going to be like the TV show and I'm glad that I did it was a lot about family Love and and what they were going through I found my self at auh seeing some of my own life in the pages great read

lakevilla_IDOL Jul 09, 2013

This book has been my favorite for a while. A very relateable story to any child who's parents suffer from a divorce. Addie goes through being left alone at her rv/house for days on end without knowing where her mother is. To trying to live with her father and step mom. A very heart warming story that shows how strong a child can be that's going through many problems on their own. Deffinitely a must read.

JKalloo Mar 28, 2013

I cried reading this book. It was written really well for a heart warming story, I dont
mean that sarcastically since nowhere in the story is there depressing imagery. I would suggest this book to anyone.

samihanaimah Jun 25, 2012

Loved this book, a lot about family love :)


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olive_rabbit_14 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 12


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