Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #63

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

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.

I'll admit that because of my preference to reading supernatural and fantasy YA I didn't pay much attention to Something Like Normal. But now that I've read an excerpt of the book because the author kindly posted it on her website, I'm aching to read more. I don't think I read more than two pages but I'm hooked thanks to Travis's narration. Something Like Normal hits shelves in June 2012. :)

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