Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

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When Travis returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother's stolen his girlfriend and car, and the nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper, a girl who despises him for rumors Travis started back in middle school, life actually starts looking up. And as he and Harper see more of each other, he falls deeper in love with her and begins to find his way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress and the possibility of a interesting future. His sense of humor, sense of his own strength and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently loveable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel.
 

About Trish Doller

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TRISH DOLLER has worked as a newspaper reporter and radio personality and is now a bookseller. She lives in Ft Myers, Florida with her husband, two dogs, and two mostly grown children. Also, Trish has about a dozen Marines she'd like to adopt.
 
Published June 19, 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 240 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, History, Romance, War. Fiction

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Travis is trying hard to pretend everything is normal, but there's nothing normal about this little chunk of life at his former home in Florida.

Mar 28 2012 | Read Full Review of Something Like Normal

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External roadblocks (notably Travis's ex, Paige, who is as intent on infidelity now as she was when they were dating) threaten Travis's and Harper's romance, but Travis's struggle to understand the ways in which the war has transformed him and how to ask for help offers the most tension.

Jul 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Something Like Normal

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