Nora Raleigh Baskin is the ALA Schneider Family Book Award–winning author of Anything But Typical. She was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for her novel What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows, and has since written a number of novels for middle graders and teens, including The Truth About My Bat Mitzvah, The Summer Before Boys, and Ruby on the Outside. Nora lives with her family in Connecticut. Visit her at NoraBaskin.com.
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.
Addie’s 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.
“A heroine with spunk and spirit offers an inspiring lesson in perseverance and hope. First-rate.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
With insight and sympathy, Nora Raleigh Baskin focuses on the universal feeling of being a misfit, showing that sometimes the path home is as unexpected as it is challenging.
Mas Jason acaba encontrando um pouco de compreensão quando cruza com Phoenixbird, uma garota que publica histórias no mesmo website que ele.
Jason pode ser ele mesmo quando escreve, e imagina que Phoenixbird, cujo nome descobre ser Rebecca, pode se tornar sua primeira amiga de verdade.
Mas tanto quanto ansioso por conhecê-la, Jason está apavorado com a possibilidade de que, quando isso acontecer, Rebecca não seja capaz de enxergá-lo como realmente é, indo além das aparências.