Something Like Normal is Trish Doller’s 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.
A loud bang jolts me awake and I reach for my rifle. For a couple of seconds I panic because it’s gone, then I remember I’m in Florida and my rifle is in the armory in North Carolina.
“Travis! Travis!” My mom is pounding on the door and she sounds frantic. I unlock it and she launches herself at me, nearly strangling me in the process. “Oh, thank God. You’re awake.”
Something wet trickles down my bare chest. She’s crying. “Mom, what’s wrong?”
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“You’ve been asleep for sixteen hours.” She catches a shuddering breath. “And your door was locked. I thought–I was afraid you overdosed.” [MORE]
I think this book sounds very intriguing. It isn’t very often you get stories about war in the YA market and I can’t wait to check this one out. What do you think about it?