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The New Normal (edition 2013)

by Ashley Little

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Member:kimpiddington
Title:The New Normal
Authors:Ashley Little
Info:Orca Book Publishers (2013), Paperback, 232 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:hair loss, drunk driving, dpression, teen life, jobs, yoga, death

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Hmm! This book never really grabbed my attention. I felt sorry for Tamar at the start with the loss of her sisters and then her hair, but I never grew to like her. The storyline jumped around and there were parts that were unnecessary such as the drug dealer scene and the night of the prom. Not sure why they were included. I also couldn't understand why she never sought medical advice about her hair loss. Overall, "The New Normal" was a quick, but dull, read. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
Hmm! This book never really grabbed my attention. I felt sorry for Tamar at the start with the loss of her sisters and then her hair, but I never grew to like her. The storyline jumped around and there were parts that were unnecessary such as the drug dealer scene and the night of the prom. Not sure why they were included. I also couldn't understand why she never sought medical advice about her hair loss. Overall, "The New Normal" was a quick, but dull, read. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
Hmm! This book never really grabbed my attention. I felt sorry for Tamar at the start with the loss of her sisters and then her hair, but I never grew to like her. The storyline jumped around and there were parts that were unnecessary such as the drug dealer scene and the night of the prom. Not sure why they were included. I also couldn't understand why she never sought medical advice about her hair loss. Overall, "The New Normal" was a quick, but dull, read. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 23, 2016 |
I wanted to read The New Normal because I was intrigued by the hair loss issues as well as how she would handle it on top of the rest of the loss she had in her life.

Karen at For What It's Worth and Mary at The Book Swarm occasionally post twitter-style reviews. Karen calls hers Short and Tweet, and I am going to borrow that review style here.
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I flew through this & connected with Tamar. She was strong and funny and realized there was more to her than appearance- she ended up owning the loss of hair and made it a new part of who she was. The family aspect was well done and could feel the grief of loss of sisters.

I rated it a little bit lower than first impression of a 4 star because I read this a week and a half ago, and don't remember many details besides I enjoyed.

Bottom Line: Loved the mc and character growth. ( )
  brandileigh2003 | Nov 11, 2014 |
This #bookaday Canadian YA was good, but it didn't stand out for me. There are quite a few novels for young adults on the theme of grief that have better developed characters, in my opinion. I think teens will like it, but for uniqueness and literary quality, it was just okay. ( )
  ydenomy | Jun 30, 2013 |
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Tamar Robinson knows more a lot about loss and regret, 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.

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