This week I decided to read “Waiting for Normal” by Leslie Connor. When I started reading this I thought to myself, “Why can’t I just pick out a book that is happy and won’t make me cry?!” This book is written from the perspective of Addie, a young teenager from a broken family. Addie lost her father at a young age and so her mom, who she referred to as “Mommers”, married Dwight. The marriage started falling apart and Mommers developed problems of her own. She would leave days at a time and Addie would be left to take care of her two little sisters without any help. Dwight and her mom split up and Mommers keeps Addie while Brynna and Katie go to live with Dwight. Dwight buys Mommers and Addie a trailer while he and the “Littles” go off to another town so he can start making money to pay off some bills. Addie starts making friends at school and at the minimart across the street and it seems that everything is starting to look up again. But Mommers gets back into her original ways and Addie is left to take care of herself and be her own hero. Addie tells about the problems she deals with at school and talks about her friend, Soula, from the minimart and her fight with breast cancer. Even though this book had many ups and downs, the ending was a relief although I won’t tell you how it ends.:) This was such a great book filled with twists and turns and I didn’t want to ever put it down! I recommend this book to anyone and everyone.