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Waiting for Normal (Hardcover, 2008)
    By Leslie Connor
Ages 9-12 8/4/2009
nsmith11 said: Schneider Family Book Award 2009 winner for middle grades ages 9-13. Our main character is Addison, a girl in 6th grade. Her mother and step-father have divorced. She has two little sisters from their marriage. Addison is struggling with dyslexia and a dysfunctional mother. This book is a page turner. You clearly see the role reversal between the adult and the child with the child taking care of the adult. Addison is a character that you can't help but love. This story is told so completely with the emotions and thoughts of the child, that I felt like I really knew them. Excellent book for kids identifying with dysfunction. It has a happy ending and the main character grows with empowerment. It tells the story without being too dark. If a child has a fear of abandonment this might not be the book to read.
tags: I read, Inspired me, I recommend
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