Waiting for Normal

Harper Collins, 2008年2月5日 - 304 頁

Addie is waiting for normal.

But Addie's mom has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a food fiesta or an empty pantry, jubilation or gloom, her way or no way.

All or nothing never adds up to normal.

All or nothing can't bring you all to home, which is exactly where Addie longs to be, with her half sisters, every day.

In spite of life's twists and turns, Addie remains optimistic. Someday, maybe, she'll find normal.

Leslie Connor has created an inspiring novel about one girl's giant spirit. waiting for normal is a heartwarming gem.


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用戶評語  - hlevy - LibraryThing

Addie is a 12-year-old girl with some very big problems. Her father died when she was only three. Her mother remarried and had two more children with her husband Dwight. When Dwight and Mommers ... 閱讀評論全文

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用戶評語  - kzilinskas - LibraryThing

Girl loses parent. Mom doesn't have job. Mom gets remarried to new husband, has children, dad divorces mom, dad has custody of kids and mom has first original child. Messy situations, could be good to introduce with a child going through divorce. 閱讀評論全文


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關於作者 (2008)

Leslie Connor has her own memories of the energy crunch of the seventies, and she got to thinking: What comes after the long lines at the pumps? What if the earth's supply of gasoline were to finally run out? She tried to imagine what it would look like: "I saw bicycles. And I saw them taking to the highways. I also saw a changing value of goods and services. Then Dewey showed up on my shoulder to tell the story of these kids home alone, trying to keep up with operating a busy bike-repair shop and coping with the unfamiliar condition of suddenly having something everybody else wants." Leslie is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Waiting for Normal, winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award, Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel, and Dead on Town Line, a young-adult novel in verse. She lives with her family in Connecticut.