Title: Something Like Normal
Genre: Contemporary, War, Young Adult
Publisher: Bloomsbury Teens (26th October 2012)
I just came home from Afghanistan.
My parents are splitting up.
My brother has stolen my girlfriend.
(He also stole my car).
And I’m haunted by the ghost of my best friend.
Then I run into Harper.
(Technically, her fist runs into my face).
She’s beautiful, smart, funny . . .
. . . and wants nothing to with the messed-up Marine who ruined her life.
Sometimes the best thing you can hope for is something like normal.
Sometimes what you get might be even better.
Rating: *****(5 stars)
I’ve wanted to read this book for a while, ever since I saw the blurb in a Waiting on Wednesday post. There were a couple of reasons I wanted to get my hands on Something Like Normal. The first was that I thought that the blurb sounded interesting, and the second one was because of the topic. War isn’t an easy or a nice subject, but it’s something I wish was covered more in literature – both Adult and Young Adult.