Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor

Waiting for Normal - coverSummary: Twelve-year-old Addie tries to cope with her mother’s erratic behavior and being separated from her beloved stepfather and half-sisters when she and her mother go to live in a small trailer by the railroad tracks on the outskirts of Schenectady, New York. 290 p., Katherine Tegan Books.

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9 Responses

  1. I think I am now a fan of Leslie Connor! Of course it has a happy ending. But how it gets there will keep you reading through til the end with bated breath.

  2. This book was action-packed and I never wanted to stop reading it! It has the best ending EVER. I’d say it is the best book I’ve read so far this year. I really hope there is a sequel.

  3. This book was a fun read. The Ending was very sad, but happy at the same time. However, I have read a book exactly like this. I enjoyed this book more, but I do not think it is at all distinguished.

  4. the book was pretty good i had to read it for summer reading and the end was happy

  5. This book was very….. well… um… i think it was for an older crowd like eight graders, and not distinguished enough to win Newbery. I liked it though.

  6. During our First Top 3 Vote this year, the following comments were made about this book:
    “The way the main character finds beauty in ordinary people really struck me…This book talks about real life, not a sugar-coated version of it. I was enthralled by this story and the ending made me cry.”
    “I could sympathize with the main character.”
    “Great story about friendship…”

  7. I really enjoyed the characters in this book, and think it would be a good book to discuss. For instance, it would be interesting to ask why nobody in the book called social services any earlier than they did, and if that was a good or bad thing, and also to talk about the book’s concept of everyday heroes.

  8. This was a very good book. I really admired Addie for being so kind and being a good person even though she lives a hard and complicated life. She makes the best of things, no matter what and her eternal optimism made me a happier person myself.

  9. THIS WAS AMAZING!!! LOVED IT!!!! I WISH HER MOM COULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER PARENT!! BUT THEY HAD NO MONEY!! OMG!!! LOL SORRY I REALLY LIKE THIS BOOK AND WISH THERE WILL BE A SEQUEL!!! IM IN 6TH GRADE TOO!

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