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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,036 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leslie Connor Narrator: Angela Jayne Rogers Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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Author of the award-winning Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel, Leslie Connor has also won great acclaim for Waiting for Normal. Addie's life has always been all or nothing. And now that Dwight and mommers are divorced, Addie's stuck in a tiny trailer on a Schenectady corner with a mom who's rarely there. Finding friendship at the gas station across the street, Addie clings to the ever-dimming possibility that one day she'll have a normal, happy home. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karina | 2/9/2014

    " It was a pretty good book. WIll I reread it? Probably in a couple years. It was a refreshing book, though. I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Nemesnyik | 2/7/2014

    " I cried and cried and cried as I read this book. There are some books that you read and then quickly forget. This is not one of them. I am still haunted by the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Courtney | 2/2/2014

    " i finished the book last night. this book is meant for girls. really sad at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz Abel | 2/2/2014

    " Realistic fiction, sad, but true. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Syd | 1/16/2014

    " Well, I finished this book less than an hour ago. I borrowed it from my school library... And I have only ever found a few books in there that I actually love! This book was one of them! It was both sad, and happy at the same time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mercedes Hubbard | 1/14/2014

    " This book is so good. I love this book because Addie is an awesome character, but dude. it's hard not to cry because she is so tuff! I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/11/2014

    " Great, great book. Heartbreaking in it's realism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peanutbuttercup | 12/7/2013

    " Definitely one of the BEST books I have ever read. I constantly caught myself smiling to myself while reading. So easy to connect to, and even made me cry. This book was amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MJ | 11/30/2013

    " This is a very good book. It keeps you hanging in till the very last page. I would recommend it for girls and for people who want a light weight book! At some points in the book you feel sad or grateful, comparing yourself to the character who has nothing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laya lemley | 11/17/2013

    " i love this book. It is funny and is a great novel "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Rogan | 3/24/2013

    " Lots of my middle schoolers experience a lack of good parenting and parents whose priority is themselves rather than their children, so I think many of them will relate to this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tish Oates | 1/4/2013

    " Loved Addie. A strong girl who learns to take care of herself, finds good adults in life, and perseveres! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Millie | 8/1/2012

    " It's a really good book. You should totally read it!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claire Yerkey | 7/16/2012

    " Really......... um i don't know. i wasn't really into it like most of my books, but it wasn't bad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigayle | 6/2/2012

    " This book was really good!! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 1/7/2012

    " This was such a good book but it doesn't have much of a plot but still love it! The girl in this book is completly far from normal, which is perfect for me :). I love the trailer Addie stays in- it makes me want to live there. I definatly recommend this book <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 12/4/2011

    " This book is really good, but sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jami | 9/22/2011

    " a great, fast young adult read. i loved the character and loved the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delena | 6/8/2011

    " Heart-warming, family story of a young girl and her wish for a normal life. It goes through the ups and downs of life and her triumph through it all. I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 5/18/2011

    " It took a while for Addie to find her normal, but she finally found it in the end. I nearly cried when Soula died, at least she lived an optimistic life. And had a hero, and became a hero to someone else. As they say live life to the fullest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 5/7/2011

    " middle grade, (marked as YA in my library), 50,916 words, 3.7, 7.0
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allyson | 4/23/2011

    " This story was not one I would usually consider reading on my own. My sister got it from the library and I decided to give it a shot. It turned out to be a really good story in the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 4/22/2011

    " I really liked this book enough though it is so sad! I seriously cried through the entire book. The characters are amazing, and so true to life. I hate the mom in the book, and the main character is so amazing! A MUST Read! And don't a box of tissues! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 4/12/2011

    " this was a milder book of kids with a crappy homelife - but this one has a relatively happy ending. it's the continuing phenomenon of a child who protects a parent who doesn't necessarily abuse them physically, just neglects them. and as usual continues to have children - welcome to america!
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 4/8/2011

    " I am loving this book! I want to reach out and hug Addie. I am about half way finished.

    This book is heart-breaking in so many ways. I know there are hundreds of children living in situations just like this. My heart goes out to them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzie | 4/8/2011

    " I liked this one. It kept my interest and I really felt for this girl who seems to hold everything together as a daughter of a bi-polar mom. Heartbreaking at times, but there are some great characters in here that help her through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene | 4/5/2011

    " I really liked this book. I loved the heroine but thought her life was incredibly sad. I'm glad that the book ended on a happy note. "

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About the Author
Author Leslie Connor

Leslie Connor is the author of several award-winning books for children, including Waiting for Normal, winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award; Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel; Dead on Town Line, a young adult novel in verse; and Crunch. She lives with her family in Connecticut.

About the Narrator

Angela Jayne Rogers is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.