Waiting for Normal

Title

Waiting for Normal

Authors

Leslie Connor

Publisher

Katherine Tegen Books

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780060890896

Pages

290 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

570L

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

pre-teen female

Race/Ethnicities

Multiple

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Middle Grade Novels
Schneider Family Book Award, 2009, Winner, Middle School

Keywords

family; hamster; mini-mart; trailer; growing up; school; alone; food; struggling; friendship; normal

Diversity Impact

direct

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