Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone


Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone

Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full (304 pages)
Age Recommendation: 14+
Rating: 4.5 stars
Review by: Quince

For Trevor, normal was fast guitar licks, catching game-winning passes, and partying all night. Until a car accident leaves him with no band, no teammates, and no chance of graduating. It’s kinda hard to ace your finals when you’ve been in a coma. The last thing he needs is stuck-up Everly Jenkins as his new tutor-those 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 slowly tearing her family apart. And spending the summer with notorious flirt Trevor Lewis means her darkest secret could be exposed.

What is normal? Is it a way we live at this moment? And what if that change? What is normal then? Is a new normal possible? These are questions that Some Kind of Normal is trying to answer. Please read this book, because it is amazing.

One summer, a year ago, everything changed for Trevor Lewis and Evelyn Jenkins. And now this summer they are suddenly forced to spend time together. They are complete opposites, but since opposites attract they soon start to feel something for one another. Besides dealing with their feelings they both have to deal with events that happened a year ago when their lives changed forever. For Trevor it was a car accident that put him in coma, for Evelyn that was a conversation she overheard between her father and somebody unknown.

I was immediately drawn into the story and I like everything about it; the pace, the characters, the dual POV, the issues, the end.

The characters are wonderful. Their emotions and actions are believable their pain and joy real. Both Trevor and Evelyn are full of fears, anger and flaws. They are also brave and full of love and hope. All of that mixes together and what makes them so alive. Secondary characters are additional great feature of this story. I especially liked Trevor’s father and sister.

Some Kind of Normal is well balanced story with very realistic and satisfying ending. One line of the story follows Trevor and Evelyn’s relationship; and the other the issues they have to deal with. Both of these narratives are so structured and well combined. They complement each other magnificently (just like Trevor and Evelyn).

Readers looking for good young adult novel that deals with some serious issues should look no further.

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