Thursday, April 30, 2015

Book Review: Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone

Trevor had it all; looks, charm and a clear path for his future...until a late night mistake changed all of that and left him in coma for months.  Now he needs to figure how to cope with the changes his coma and subsequent recovery bring....which involves needing to pass a government test to complete high school.

Everly has it all; picture perfect family (model looks and her dad's a preacher), house (it has an actual white picket fence!) and she's off to an Ivy League school.  She is also going to mentor Trevor because that is what ideal preacher daughters do. What the rest of the world doesn't know is that her family is hiding a secret that is tearing them apart.

This book alternates between the perspective of Trevor and Everly.  Each character makes you feel for them and want to know more about them.  I enjoyed watching them face their trials and insecurities in a real manner.  There are ups and downs and it is through these experiences that Trevor and Everly get to truly know each other.

But will they have the strength and courage to overcome the adversity they face?

I recommend this book to people looking for a quality read that helps us better understand the secrets we all try to hide from those around us.  I wish more time was spent having us learn about the effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries but that doesn't take away from my reading this book.

It is going to be part of my classroom library and I suggest this book to anyone who enjoys quality young adult novels.

Note: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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