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by Leslie Connor

Category: Growing Up and Facts of Life
Subcategory: Children
Author: Leslie Connor
ISBN: 0060890886
ISBN13: 978-0060890889
Language: English
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books; 1 edition (February 5, 2008)
Pages: 304
Fb2 eBook: 1660 kb
ePub eBook: 1852 kb
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Chapter 33: Waiting for Normal. Chapter 34: Jingle All the Way. Chapter 35: Another Thing to Borrow.

Waiting for normal, . Waiting for Normal, . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17. Marley, this one is for you. contents. Chapter 33: Waiting for Normal.

Leslie Connor has done a wonderful job of creating a character to care about.

Waiting for Normal book. Leslie Connor is a fantastic author who draws out her readers' understanding of the characters simply- through their actions. Her writing is straightforward and sincere. She has given Addie uncharacteristic optimism for a child in such sad circumstances.

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

Mommers happened to be home the night Dwight called and she flat out refused to let him have me. Of course, she did that just to rip Dwight but I was relieved that there wasn’t a fight over it.

Leslie Connor dered if that meant that Dwight wouldn’t ask again. I ignored the goosh in my gut. Mommers and I put away the groceries together. I counted meals as we worked. One jar of applesauce goes with two cans of baked beans and makes four meals. One loaf of bread is eighteen slices including the heels- Hey! You must be mooching off your friends at the chubby-mart.

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

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 ww. eslieconnor. Библиографические данные. Harper Collins, 2009.

Waiting for Normal is a young adult novel by Leslie Connor. A neglected and lonely sixth-grader, Addie, has just moved into a trailer with her troubled mother

Waiting for Normal is a young adult novel by Leslie Connor. A neglected and lonely sixth-grader, Addie, has just moved into a trailer with her troubled mother. Once she has gotten over the move, Addie befriends some girls at school and a large lady named Soula who runs the minimart. Time passes, and Addie's stepfather and two half-sisters visit less frequently than she'd like.

Would you say "Waiting for normal" by Leslie Connor is middle or high school level? . Best Answer: According the Accelerated Reader system, that books is a . level. This is most likely based on just the difficulty of the words and vocabulary, not the subject matter of the book. level is third grade almost fourth.

Yearning for a "normal" life, Addie's shaken when her stepfather and sisters move away leaving her on her . In the end, her positive attitude and ability to find happiness make all the difference as she patiently waits for "normal.

Yearning for a "normal" life, Addie's shaken when her stepfather and sisters move away leaving her on her own with her moody mother who disappears for days. Disappointed and alone, Addie realistically makes the best of a bad situation.

"A moving story of resilience and hope in which a 12-year-old girl faces the difficulties of living with her mother's mental illness but never gives up trying and hoping for a better future. A contemporary story with themes that are appealing to older pre-teen readers edging towards young adult reads." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

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)

Comments to eBook Waiting for Normal
Reighbyra
Spoiler alert: The main character has a leaning disability, while her mother has an untreated bipolar disorder. All she wants is a normal life. She is befriended by non-blood "family", including a gay couple. I liked the casual acceptance of that relationship; it's part of the story but isn't an issue or problem. There's also a beloved friend with cancer, and a death, so it's not a light book, but it has very important ideas, and it's very readable.
Moonworm
For a twelve year old girl, life with one possibly bi-polar parent is a lot to deal with. Add to the mix a deceased father, 2 half step sisters, a loving but distanced step father and Addie is barely coping.
Thanks to an extended support system via the local gas station/convenience store, Addie is able to make it day to day, ultimately on her own, in her search for "Normal".
Sharpbringer
I'm a shrink as well as an author and spent 40 years teaching middle school children. Not only am I impressed by the high quality of the writing, but with the wisdom of the content as well. Highly recommended for even high school students.
Hrguig
This story kept me reading from beginning to end. The character of Addie and her hapless mother were so realistic as well as the kindness of the strangers that watched over her. She exhibited strength of character beyond her years. Truly an inspiring story for young teen readers.
Mr.jeka
The author has given us a great protagonist--12 year old Addie, who is stuck between a rock and a hard place. How she perseveres and the love she gives and gets in return make this a moving and compelling story.
Wire
Great book. Sad but realistic with a good ending. I love reading from the child's perspective.
Usic
Due to life circumstances, I have not been able to read a juvenile novel in over two years. I found this title on Amazon and purchased it. I was able to read it last week and couldn't put it down. Leslie Connor has done a wonderful job of creating a character to care about. I loved this book. I'm going to buy a class set to read with my seventh graders. I'm only sorry that Ms. Connor has just started writing, as I'd like to read more of her work. I can't wait to read the next one! Maybe there'll be a sequel so we can continue to root for Addie.
I’m very old and read it because of my grandson and loved it! It teaches a patience, kindness and honesty we all should have! Most of all it shows love that we all need!
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