Waiting for Normal

Waiting for Normal
Connor, Leslie. Waiting For Normal. 290p. Harper Collins. 2008. ISBN:  978-0-06-089088-9.


Dear Addie,

I’m pulling for you.  I liked you the moment I met you.  You are a 12-year-old girl who deserves normal.  Your Mom mostly drove me nuts-I wanted to step into the book and shake her, telling her she needed to be there for you.  Other times, I just felt really sorry for her.  It’s a wonder sometimes why some people have kids if they can’t give them the love, safety, and emotional support that kids need and want.

Addie, you held on.  You weren’t a pushover. You recognized the weaknesses that the people you loved (including yourself) had, and still accepted and loved everyone.  You are wise beyond your years.

Addie, you shared with us hope, strength, survival, and friendship.  Thank you.  May life bring you all that you deserve!


Jamie Renton

P.S.  I think you do have the Love of Learning!

Genre: Realistic fiction

Tags: step-family, coming-of-age,  friendship, mothers, family, problems

Series:  This book is not part of a series.

A/R Reading level: 3.7

Interest level:  Grades 5-8

Link to Harvest Park Library catalog:  Waiting for Normal

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