Waiting for Normal
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Leslie Connor
- Publish Date: 2008-02-05
School Library Journal Best Book * ALA Notable Childrenâs Book * New York Public Libraryâs âOne Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharingâ * Chicago Public Library Best of the Best * Cooperative Childrenâs 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.
Addieâs 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.
âA heroine with spunk and spirit offers an inspiring lesson in perseverance and hope. First-rate.â âKirkus Reviews (starred review)