Feb 1, 2012

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Waiting on Wednesday (54)

Normal 200x300 Waiting on Wednesday (54)Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
June 19, 2012

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 a 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.

Why I’m Excited:

SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL sounds like one of those contemporary YAs that will stick with you long after you finish. I love powerful and emotional novels so I cannot wait to read this one!!!

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  1. His brother stole his girlfriend? WTH?! Not cool at all. I love an antagonistic relationship, so I think I’m going to enjoy Travis and Harper together, and his a-hole brother probably did him a favor:)

  2. I’m also really excited for this release – it sounds really fantastic (like you said something powerful that will stick with you) :) Love your pick!!

    here’s my WoW post

  3. I’m also really excited for this release

  4. Awesome pick Bailey! I haven’t heard of this one yet, but it does look great! :) :)

  5. I’m really glad there is a book about PTSD coming out soon. I lost my husband to PTSD. It’s a huge problem that needs attention.

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