Jac Reviews: Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone

by Jac on May 1, 2015

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Jac Reviews: Some Kind of Normal by Juliana StoneSome Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on 2015-05-01
Genres: Emotions & Feelings, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads
four-stars
What is Normal?

For Trevor normal was fast guitar licks, catching game-winning passes and partying all night. Until a car accident leaves Trevor with no band, no teammates and no chance of graduating. It's kinda hard ace your finals when you've been in a coma. The last thing he needs is stuck-up Everly Jenkins as his new tutorthose beautiful blue eyes catching every last flaw.

For Everly normal was a perfect family around the dinner table, playing piano at Sunday service and sunning by the pool. Until she discovers her whole life is a lie. Now the perfect pastor's daughter is hiding a life-changing secret, one that is slowing tearing her family apart. And spending the summer with notorious flirt Trevor Lewis means her darkest secret could be exposed.

This achingly beautiful story about two damaged teens struggling through pain and loss to redefine who they are—to their family, to themselves, and to each other—is sure to melt your heart.

I’ll be honest, I had no clue what to expect when I picked up Some Kind of Normal. I was looking for a feel-good read on Netgalley, found this one and gave it a shot. And holy wow, was I in for a ride!

Some Kind of Normal is a quick read, packed with quite a bit of emotion. Everly has the perfect homelife, from the outside. But she’s got a secret – and her internal conflict is compelling. Trevor? He had it all and lost it in one stupid instance. And now he’s so broken that he doesn’t know what to do. And so these two? They work. They work well. And the feels!!

My heart broke for these two, and I was cheering them on from page one! This book was literally unputdownable! (I read it in one afternoon, something I haven’t done in quite awhile… so it was refreshing!)

This was my first read from Juliana Stone, but it definitely won’t be my last! (My Kindle is already loaded with her Barker Triplet’s series (ok, it has been for awhile – but for some reason I never got around to giving them a go!) If you’re looking for a good “New Adult” read? Some Kind of Normal is the perfect book for you!

Jac

I'm a homeschooling hockey mom from southern Colorado! I spend my free time blogging and reading (when I'm not at the ice arena or hiking in the Rockies!) and I have a crazy addiction to water bottles!

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