The New Normal

The New Normal

eBook - 2013
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Tamar Robinson knows a lot about loss, more than any teenager should. Her younger sisters are dead, her parents are adrift in a sea of grief, and now Tamar is losing her hair. Nevertheless, she navigates her rocky life as best she can, not always with grace, but with her own brand of twisted humor. She joins the chess club with her friend Roy, earns a part in the school production of The Wizard of Oz, buys an awesome wig, lands a crappy job, gets invited to the prom (by three different guys!) and helps her parents re-enter the land of the living. What Tamar lacks in tact (and hair), she makes up for in sheer tenacity.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Orca Book Publishers, 2013
ISBN: 9781459800755
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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faith2208 Aug 12, 2014

i really love this book

Jul 15, 2013

The New Normal by Ashley Little is overall a good book. Although I didn't enjoy not having some questions answered, such as why she was losing her hair, it didn't bother me too much. Tamar is a sixteen year-old teenager who has experienced loss more than anyone else. Not only are her sisters dead, but she is losing hair for an unknown reason. That's not all, she also doesn't know if her hair will ever grow back. Through out the novel she begins to learn how to live her life with her new changes, even even though it's not too easy in the beginning. Tamar and Roy have a romance towards the end of the novel, something the kids at school will never understand. Their bond gets stronger when he drives Tamar and her dad to British Columbia to pick up her injured mother. In the end,Tamar has learned to accept herself, that all of the changes have become the new normal.

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