Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

Waiting for Normal

byLeslie Connor

Paperback | January 26, 2010

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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)

About The Author

Leslie Connor is the author of several award-winning books for children, includingWaiting for Normal, winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award,Crunch,Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel, andDead on Town Line, a young adult novel in verse. She lives with her family in Connecticut.
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Title:Waiting for NormalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.64 inPublished:January 26, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060890908

ISBN - 13:9780060890902

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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“Connor convincingly portray’s Addie’s beyond-her-years resourcefulness and the opposing feelings that drive her to protect the life she has while longing to be a permanent part of the ‘normal’ home her sisters occupy with her stepfather.”