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Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
Something Like Normal

LisaS, August 7, 2012

Travis has returned home for a leave from his tour in Afghanistan. While being at home for four weeks should be a happy affair, things aren't exactly as he expected them to be. His brother is now dating his girlfriend and his relationship with his parents is strained. Even worse, he's haunted by events that happened in Afghanistan.

There are so many emotions we experience through Travis - guilt, anger, sadness, and more. Trish Doller does an excellent job putting us inside the head of a soldier in today's world, and we feel everything Travis feels. It's one of the best YA contemporary novels I've read this year. All of the relationships and the feelings Travis feels in regards to those relationships are so authentic. A fantastic read. I highly recommend.
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