Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon CreechAbsolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech

Absolutely Normal Chaos

bySharon Creech

Paperback | April 24, 2012

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Dear Mr. Birkway,
Here it is: my summer journal.
As you can see,
I got a little carried away.
The problem is this, though.
I don't want you to read it.

Remember Mary Lou Finney from Walk Two Moons?Here's her complete, secret journal!

Mary Lou Finney is less than excited about her assignment to keep a journal over the summer. Boring! Then cousin Carl Ray comes to stay with her family, and what starts out as the dull dog days of summer quickly turns into the wildest roller-coaster ride of all time.

How was Mary Lou supposed to know what would happen with Carl Ray and the ring? Or with her boy-crazy best friend Beth Ann? Or with (sigh) the permanently pink Alex Cheevey? Suddenly a boring school project becomes a record of the most exciting, incredible, unbelievable summer of Mary Lou's life.

But what if her teacher actually does read her journal?

Sharon Creech is the Newbery-Medal winning author of Walk Two Moons. Her other work includes Bloomability, Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, and Pleasing the Ghost. In Her Own Words ..."Many readers ask me where I get my ideas. This is probably the hardest question to answer, because a book contains hundreds, maybe thousands, o...
Title:Absolutely Normal ChaosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.51 inPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064406326

ISBN - 13:9780064406321

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Normal Chaos A fun YA novel that is well written.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING I loved this book sooo much! It really showed the world through a 13 year old's point of view! Sharon Creech is an amazing writer and I think everyone should read all of her books!
Date published: 2002-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sharon Creech-Absolutly Normal Chaos I loved this book so much!I have read it 3 times. It is a story about 13 year old Mary Lou Finney.who has a big family. She is very observent just like me. She has obstacles in her life,that she gives a great outlook on .That was one of the reasons that I liked this book. what I like about this novel also is I can relate to her having a crazy big family(although mine not as big as hers).I loved how she wrote what she thought about death it realy made me think....i could read this book over and over..it has a very good outlook from a 13 year old girl's point of the world.
Date published: 2001-04-16

From Our Editors

School is out, and the fun is about to begin. Well, almost. Mary Lou Finney must write a journal as a summer project for school. Then her cousin Carl Ray comes to stay. What started out as a dull assignment quickly becomes an amazing record of first love and family intrigue. Mary Lou's hilarious observations on love, death and the confusing mechanics of holding hands will delight fans of Walk Two Moons.

Editorial Reviews

"By turning sarcastic, tender, and irreverent, this is a real piece of contemporary teen life from one funny writer. [It] will quickly make its way into the hands of readers who loved WALK TWO MOONS."Kirkus Reviews