Waiting for Normal

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Harper Collins, 2009年3月17日 - 320 頁

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)

 

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LibraryThing Review

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

內容

Tin Box on a Tar Patch
1
Small Stuff
6
Welcome Pie
14
According to Websters
20
The OverUnderpass
27
A Renovation
32
Tryouts and Friendships
36
Gates and Bridges
42
From Good to Bad
142
Willing to Bloom
157
Twists and Turns
162
The Countingon Part
171
A Frozen Goodbye
175
An Unexpected Meeting
180
A Few Gifts Before Christmas
188
Waiting for Normal
198

TV and Toast Dinners
47
A Gift of Cream and Honey
51
A Bunch of Numbskulls
57
A Violent Storm
61
Evening Interview
67
Waiting for Mommers
69
LateNight Mail
75
Another Dish of FishandChips
77
A Different Sort of Halloween
83
A Phone Call from the Mansion
92
The New Blue Car
96
All or Nothing
99
Dwight Explaining Hannah
103
All About Twos and Fours
112
Bedtime at the Inn
116
Breakfasts and Boxes
120
A Ton of Turkey Soup
132
Jingle All the Way
201
Another Thing to Borrow
207
Loads of Snow
215
A Visit from Grandio
224
Valentine Hearts
230
The Goosh in My Gut
240
Fiesta Night
243
Making Changes
250
My Fault
254
A Hero in the Fog
260
After the Fire
264
Something Familiar
267
The GoingAway Note
270
Defining Normal
276
Full of Surprises
284
All to Home
289
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Leslie Connor is the author of several award-winning books for children, including two ALA Schneider Family Book Award winners, Waiting for Normal and The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle, which was also selected as a National Book Award finalist. Her other books include All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, Crunch, and The Things You Kiss Goodbye. She lives in the Connecticut woods with her family and three rescue dogs. You can visit her online at www.leslieconnor.com.

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