Waiting on Wednesday (77) – Something Like Normal

Something Like Normal

Trish Doller
Publisher: Bloomsbury
To be released: June 19, 2012
Summary (from Goodreads):
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.

So I heard about this book awhile ago from a friend and was immediately interested. I think that this book sounds great and deals with a very interesting subject matter, the return to life after fighting in Afghanistan. My friend has told me this book is super good, and I trust her, even if she called dibs on Travis. Can’t wait to read it! Sounds like a great debut novel!  
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event highlighting exciting upcoming releases. It is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

25 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (77) – Something Like Normal

  1. This sounds totally awesome and I really want to check it out. This is some pretty heavy subject matter and something I really haven't read a book about before, which should make it interesting. At the same time, it seems to be balanced with issues that could happen to anyone. Looks very promising. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Whoa. Definitely sounds awesome, love that it's all balanced out with a romance intertwined. Nice pick, I'm a new follower. Please check out my WoW post.

    Anna @ Wandering Librarians

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