Waiting for Normal
Katherine Tegen Books
Twelve-year-old Addie tries to cope with her mother's erratic behavior and being separated from her beloved stepfather and half-sisters when she and her mother go to live in a small trailer by the railroad tracks on the outskirts of Schenectady, New York.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Adoption; Divorce; Incarceration; Parental rights termination; Poverty; Step parent; Illness; adoptive family; divorced parents; custody; separate homes; step father; losing parental rights; mother in prison; financial hardship; cancer
Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Middle Grade Novels
Schneider Family Book Award, 2009, Winner, Middle School
family; hamster; mini-mart; trailer; growing up; school; alone; food; struggling; friendship; normal
Connor, Leslie, "Waiting for Normal" (2008). Diverse Families. 2133.