DIVerse Families
 
The Last Exit to Normal

Title

The Last Exit to Normal

Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780440239949

Pages

312 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

After moving from Spokane, Washington, to a small Montana town with his father and his father's boyfriend, Ben notices that something is not quite right with the little boy next door and determines to do something about it.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Divorce; Step parent; Homosexuality; divorced parents; step father; gay father; same sex relationship

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

divorced parents; step father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist,Young Adult Novels
James Cook Book Award, 2009, Winner, Young Adult
Thumbs Up! Award, 2009, Honor Book

Keywords

fathers and sons; child abuse; interpersonal relations; coming of age; city life; country life; drugs; crime

Diversity Impact

direct

The Last Exit to Normal

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