Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Something Like Normal

WoW is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
Something Like Normal
Something Like Normal
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.

This looks so heartbreaking yet so good! This one may be a bit hard to read for me, but I bet it will be worth it! 


  1. I'm dying to read this one as well! There's not too many books with boy POVS, especially ones where the boy's coming back from war, so that make this one really intriguing in my opinion. Plus I just love the cover! Great pick! :)

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  3. Wow, that really sounds like a gripping story. Although I love my paranormals and urban fantasies, I've found myself drawn to some of the more realistic fiction lately.