Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting On: Something Like Normal


Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
To be published: 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. {goodreads.com}

THIS book is my numero uno pick from the 2012 Debut Authors.  I got to read the first two chapters online, thanks to the ever so generous & amazing Trish Doller.  Y'all, I was left wanting SO MUCH MORE.  It was like the biggest tease of my life.  From just those 2 chapters, I was already invested in the main character Travis.  That is some powerful writing.  I have a feeling this book is going to bring GREAT THINGS.  Keep your eyes open for it come June.

** Click HERE to read the first chapter of Something Like Normal.

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

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20 comments:

  1. I don't think I've heard a story line quite like this one before, might be worth checking out! :) thanks for sharing your pick

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  2. I am super pumped about this! SUPER PUMPED I TELL YOU! Although I've completely given up on reading sneak-peeks. I always end up angry that I can't immediately read more. I really should know better. But I will definitely be purchasing this book.

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  3. I just came across this one on another WOW post. It sounds so good. Great pick.

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  4. Oooh, this sounds FANTASTIC! Is it YA or adult? It doesn't matter, it's going on my TBR list. Thanks! Here’s my WoW post! - Jen @ A Book and a Latte

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  5. 2nd time I've seen this book today and it sounds like it's gonna be so emotional! Great choice.

    The Cait Files

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  6. YES! Can't wait to read the rest. SOOOOOO hooked!

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  7. I'm seeing this one all over the place now! It sounds like a great contemporary book and very emotional, too. :) Reminds me just a smidge of Alice Bliss, another contemporary I want to read. Thank you for sharing, Ginger!

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  8. I saw this on another WoW post and already have it down on my TBR. Sounds so good!

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  9. This one sounds like a really emotional read! Here's my WoW post: http://geobobspinelli.blogspot.com/2011/11/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html
    It's my first one...I'm new to book blogging and in need of followers :)

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  10. i saw this on jess' blog (gone with the words) and added it to my tbr. since i'm going all contemp in 2012 and all. eek! you may have to help me with this. 

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  11. I read those chapters too (thanks to you, G!) and I agree...powerful writing that sucks you right in...can't wait for this one!

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  12. I Read Banned BooksFebruary 1, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    Totally with you on this one! This theme (war) should be written about so much more right now. So relevant, so real to us all...including young adults. Great pick, G! 

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  13. Hahaha, we picked the same book today!! This only proves how awesome we are. ;)

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  14. LOL, this was Jess' pick, too!  Love the cover and the summary sounds amazing.  Me wanty! 

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  15. I can't wait for this one!!!!

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  16. I read the first two chapters too and I can't wait to read the whole book!

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  17. I'm looking forward to this one too!  I've seen loads of great things about it already.  

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  18. I think we both know my feelings on this beaut

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  19. I'm not a big contemp fan ( I know gasp!!! ) but this one sounds kind of alluring... I'll have to look into it :)

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

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