Jul 10, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Faking Normal

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly waiting to get into our hands.

This week I'm waiting on....

By: Courtney C. Stevens

Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does.

At school, nobody sees the scratches or her pain. The only person she connects with is the mysterious Captain Lyric, who writes song lyrics on her fourth-period desk for her to complete. With pencil marks and music, Alexi carves out a comfortable space for herself as she and the Captain finish each other's songs--words on a desk feel safer than words spoken aloud.

But when Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend who understands her better than anyone. He has secrets of his own and knows all about suffering in silence. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally speak up.

Why I Want It:
I seriously need to know what happened over the summer, OK? I know whatever it is was bad and awful and I cannot wait to see Alexi fight her way back. Doesn't this sound oddly reminiscent of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson?

Faking Normal will be released Feb. 2014 from HarperCollins


  1. I haven't seen this one before! Another book to add to my TBR list :)

  2. Sounds like a great book, I will for sure be adding this book to my list to read. :)

    Ann@Blogging E-books


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