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Faking Normal

by Courtney C. Stevens

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Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer by her backyard pool. Instead, she hides in her closet, counts the slats in the air vent, and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does.

When Bodee Lennox - "the Kool-Aid Kid" - moves in with the Littrells after a family tragedy, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend in this quiet, awkward boy who has secrets of his own. As their friendship grows, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her summon the courage to find her voice and speak up.

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"Though the busy plot sometimes swallows Alexi herself, the mood is intense and the story moves briskly, complete with an ending so surprising that some readers may flip back to the beginning to start fresh. Ages 14–up." - Publishers Weekly

"Reminiscent of Melinda in Speak, Alexi tries to find her voice. A story that resonates. A story that resonates." - Kirkus

"A beautiful reminder that amidst our broken pieces we can truly find ourselves." - Ruta Sepetys, New York Times Bestselling Author of Between Shades of Gray

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Hannah

Faking normal-- why 4 not 5 stars
This book is definitely worth reading. I related to the characters and it was easy to like them. The bad part though is that it was cliché and unrealistic, in some ways, while in others it was almost too realistic. The mystery of what happened to her and who happened to her carried me throughout the novel. Please, please, please read it.

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Courtney C. Stevens

Courtney C. Stevens grew up in Kentucky and lives in Nashville, Tennessee. She is an adjunct professor and a former youth minister. Her other skills include playing hide-and-seek, climbing trees, and being an Olympic torch bearer.

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