Waiting on Wednesday: Something Like Normal

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Waiting on Wednesday: Something Like Normal

Something like Normal by Trish Doller

Something like Normal by Trish Doller
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pub Date: June 19th 2012
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A powerful debut novel about a young Marine’s return home from Afghanistan and the new life and love he finds while fending off the ghosts of war.

When Travis Stephenson returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are on the brink of divorce, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and his car, and nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper Gray, a girl who despises him for trashing her reputation with a middle school lie, life actually starts looking up. As Travis and Harper see more of each other, he starts falling for her and the way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress, and the possibility of an interesting future begins to emerge.

His sense of humor, sense of his own strength, and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently lovable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel.


I just stumbled upon this book over Thanksgiving break and the description completely had me wanting this book NOW!!


Jess @ Gone with the Words

25 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Something Like Normal”

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    Ohh! I love stories with military characters especially when it focuses on life after deployment. I guess because my husband & brother have both “been there done that”. I always love to see how an author handles the topic of PTSD which can be so very delicate. I’m adding this to my must read list. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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