Define "normal" by Julie Anne PetersDefine "normal" by Julie Anne Peters

Define "normal"

byJulie Anne PetersAs told byJulie Anne Peters

Paperback | May 7, 2003

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From National Book Award Finalist Julie Anne Peters

This thoughtful, wry story is about two girls--a "punk" and a "prep"--who find themselves facing each other in a peer-counseling program and discover that they have some surprising things in common. A new reading-group guide written by the author is included in the back of this paperback edition.
Julie Anne Peters is the critically acclaimed author of Define "Normal," Keeping You a Secret, Pretend You Love Me, Between Mom and Jo, She Loves You, She Loves You Not..., It's Our Prom (So Deal With It), and Luna, a National Book Award finalist. She lives with her partner, Sherri Leggett, in Lakewood, Colorado.
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Title:Define "normal"Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:May 7, 2003Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316734896

ISBN - 13:9780316734899

Appropriate for ages: 12

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Clearing a few things up While personally, this book was just okay, not great but not bad. I do think there are plenty of people who could get something out of this book, I wanted to clear a few things up because I don't think the cover nor the synopsis give an accurate picture of what's in this novel. In an extremely simplistic sense is about two seemingly opposites meeting in peer counselling session, but the book is about so much more: it's about the importance of therapy, of talking about your feelings, of letting others help you. It touches on foster homes, on mental illness and the synopsis doesn't give readers a picture of any of that.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Wonderful Book I've read this book a few times and love it every time. It really puts in perspective the phrase "Never judge a book by its cover". The characters in Julie Anne Peters book are likeable and very well written. I highly suggest this book for reading circles or any individual who loves to read.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Book This book kinda reminded me of mine and my sisters' relationship with eachother. When my teacher handed me this book for my book report i was like: eww, its going to be very girly. but i thought wrong its very moving when you find out what happens to tone's mom. I Absolutely can list this as one on my top 5 fav books. Keep writing Peters!
Date published: 2009-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Book Rox Mi Sox This is a truly amazing book. I read it three times. Im not going to ruin it for you, but you will fall in love with the charactors, wonder about Jazz's story, and feel so sorry for Antonia. I beg of you to read this book. You will thank me for it. ~Forrest
Date published: 2006-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Don't judge a book by it's cover, I thought that this book was very well written and had wonderful characters. It almost felt if I knew them or if I was perhaps them. This book was very good in my opinion there's a few parts where your toes curl with excitement, I would have to say this is a book not to miss, that's for sure.
Date published: 2003-12-21