Define "Normal" (2020)

Define Normal Now in its fourth hardcover printing Define Normal has become a word of mouth phenomenon This is a thoughtful wry story about two girls a punk and a priss who find themselves facing each other in a
  • Title: Define "Normal"
  • Author: Julie Anne Peters
  • ISBN: 9780316046404
  • Page: 500
  • Format: ebook
  • Define
    Now in its fourth hardcover printing, Define Normal has become a word of mouth phenomenon This is a thoughtful, wry story about two girls a punk and a priss who find themselves facing each other in a peer counseling program, and discover that they have some surprising things in common A brand new reading group guide written by the author is included in the back oNow in its fourth hardcover printing, Define Normal has become a word of mouth phenomenon This is a thoughtful, wry story about two girls a punk and a priss who find themselves facing each other in a peer counseling program, and discover that they have some surprising things in common A brand new reading group guide written by the author is included in the back of this paperback edition.
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    1. I was in the mood for something teenage and angsty, and this fit the bill The story itself is morality play than a realistic plot, but the characters are relatable and deep and introspective They have dark secrets and insecurities and ways of rebelling that don t involve sex drugs cutting or whatever is the hot button issue of the year There are some cool twists along the way Tangent Note to authors of young adult novels Slang The entire point of slang is that it marks one as an insider outside [...]

    2. When 14 year old Antonia Dillion walks into her first peer counselling session to find out the girl she is surpossed to be helping is Jasmine Jazz Luther She wants to quit straight away.Jazz is a punker, a druggie, a gang hanger , she s beyond help.But is she Antonia is a straight A student, participating in the programme to earn merits for when she is applying for college Jazz is just there because she has to make up fifteen hours a week.As each session happens something about each girl is reve [...]

    3. Define Normal is a novel by Julie Anne Peters, who I normally like But I have to say, I was really disappointed in this one of the three novels and one short story collection of hers that I ve read, this is easily the worst thing she s put her name on It s her first YA novel after a decade of middle grade, and it really shows Everything feels very juvenile, Antonia often reads quite a bit younger than fourteen, and there was a simplicity to it that didn t feel appropriate For the life of me, I c [...]

    4. At first, I was reluctant.As anyone would probably be, looking at the cover because despite better intentions, I still automatically judge a book by the cover , seeing as it appeared to be one of those classic, mediocre books about two girls from different social groups become friends against all odds And I wanted none of that And I got none of it.I also expected this book to be one about a forced, unrealistically happy teenagers who live a perfect life with their above average scores and occasi [...]

    5. When Antonia signs up to be a student guidance counselor, the last person she thinks she d be paired with would be Jasmine, a punk with a pierced eyebrow and black lipstick But when they each find out about their home lives, they each sympathize for the other and become Really good friends Antonia Dillon is what seems to be a straight A student with a somewhat perfect life in the face of it But in reality, her home life is a mess two little brothers, a than depressed mother, and a half forgotte [...]

    6. I liked the situation in this book with the main character who has to take care of her mother and younger brothers while also trying to stay on top of things at school At her school, there s a counseling program, and she winds up counseling a punky girl who is the complete opposite of her The early chapters are funny as Jazz, the punker, takes over the counseling session that Antonio, the geek, is supposed to lead.The book becomes a little serious as the two girls start to get to know one anoth [...]

    7. This book is about a girl named Antonia who is in a program to help troubled teens with their problems But when Antonia finds out that her partner is Jazz Luther, one of the most rebellious and obnoxious girls in the school, Antonia wants to quit the program The person in charge of the program doesn t let her because he thinks it will be good for the both of them Throughout the book, both Jazz and Antonia learn that it s not just Jazz who needs a friend.I loved this book It wasn t as thrilling a [...]

    8. This is a lovely book about friendship and about surprise being normal , whatever that might be Antonia is teenage schoolgirl forced to take on adult responsibilities Her mother is clinically depressed and pretty much out of it she has two young brothers, one of whom is a toddler and she ends up cooking, cleaning and playing mother, in addition to keeping up with her schoolwork Then she meets Jazz Luther and an unlikely friendship develops.There were a few times when this book reminded me of my [...]

    9. I think this helps fill a niche, for 10 12 year olds who are reluctant readers or think they re too edgy for The Melendy Family, but really aren t ready for The Catcher in the Rye.Most teenagers would probably find it too simplistic It s well written, but read to me sort of like a high school play written by a high schooler The main storyline is interesting and challenging, but NOTHING else is everything outside that situation is pretty easy for the characters.The realism of the slang is highly [...]

    10. At first I was skeptical about reading this book that was before I had opened it and began to read it Define Normal is a story about two completely different girls coming together to learn and help each other out They compare each others lives coming to realize everyone fights their own battles Throughout the story you learn and about each of the girls I give this book a fairly good rating I personally have never really enjoyed reading I finished this book in a week and enjoyed reading every [...]

    11. This was a good book It deals with two girls who are the complete opposite of each other, counseling each other through their problems Both girls have family troubles and issues In school they are paired up in a peer counseling program Antonia is the counselor who is told to that she needs to help Jazz At first there is friction between the two girls but over their sessions they become friends and open with each other about their problems The main messages for this book is Don t judge a book by [...]

    12. By looking at this book s cover, would you ever expect it to discuss mental health, stereotypes and self acceptance Oh yes, expectations are also something this book takes into consideration.Extremely clever books disguised as light young adult fiction This is only the second novel I read by Julie Anne Peters, but this seems to be her thing It s like a magical power, writing about heavy topics as if they were made of cotton You can feel its texture, its slight resistance as you try to pull the p [...]

    13. I would give this book three and a half stars I liked the relationship between them, and even though it was definitely a corny plot, the characters felt real to me I think the title is clever, and the use of it at the beginning works well, but the definition of what s normal was never actually addressed Also, I felt like the happy ending seemed a little too joyous I liked what happened at the end with Antonia s mother, and I think the piano recital was great, but it got a little too cheesy with [...]

    14. She was perfectly normal What do you mean I turned around again What do you mean, what do I mean I clucked my tongue in disgust You know, normal Happy, healthy Someone with friends and family Shelley had all kinds of friends She was popular So if you re not popular, you re not normal I didn t say that Did I Right, define normal What s the standard for normal If I d compare myself to this quote I d hardly qualify So, how is it.I think everyone needs his her own answer for this.Back to the book Di [...]

    15. Define normal by Julie Anne Peters is a book with many secrets Antonia and Jazz are two girls that don t really know anything about each other Jazz is of a goth not very good in school and Antonia is responsible and a really good student Mostly they just talk and hang out at Oberon Middle School in the early 2000 s They are stuck together because of Jazz having to have hours of counseling Antonia and Jazz realizes that the other is very different than they thought These two very different girl [...]

    16. I liked this book so much In the end Antonia s mom ended up getting a lot better than she was before She was even able to go to one of Jazz s piano recitals where there was a lot of people Also, I thought something was weird during Jazz and Antonia s peer counseling session because Jazz would always talk to Antonia about her problems and try to help her instead of the other way around As it turns out Jazz was actually Antonia s peer counselor the whole time I was kind of surprised but I also kin [...]

    17. I really enjoed this book At first it seemed a little boring but then it got better and and better and I could not put the book down I read it twice because the first time I missed some of it and was confused and the second time I understood eveything I was reading I would totally recomend this book to anyone who likes teen drama This book is in my instrest zone, I don t like very many books Many book just don t catch my attention and then some do This book is about to teens who are peer councli [...]

    18. Julie Anne Peters surprised me with this story I wasn t sure if I would like this when I first picked it up, half expecting it to be a little trite, or at least predictable Luckily, it went against all my preconceived notions and ended up reeling me right in The tables turn in a delightful way that keeps the story real The writing is tight, fun, and Peters even throws in some age appropriate cussing that brings the characters to life without going overboard I would put this in the young YA older [...]

    19. Define NormalI read the book Define Normal by Julie Anne Peters A teenager named Antonia gets into a peer counseling program at school where she meets a glothy quiet and moody girl named Jazz Antonia and Jazz see eachother every Wednesday for their peer counselling program they both start to connect with each other They learn that they have lots of things in common Whenever Antonia s life falls apart Jazz your peer counseling partner ended up helping her I really love this book because it shows [...]

    20. This thoughtful, wry story is about two girls a punk and a priss who find themselves facing each other in a peer counseling program and discover that they have some surprising things in common I brought 2 copies of this book home from the library so my 13 year old niece and I could read it for our book club She looked at the book and told me she wasn t interested 7 chapters later she asked when I was going to get started I enjoyed the book, too A great story of how things aren t always what they [...]

    21. I haven t read this book since the first time I read it, but it was in middle school and this book inspired me to want to read It was the first book I had ever read that I felt I could really relate to.I recommend this for middle school and high school kids.I remember finishing reading this and wishing that kids who picked on me and other kids would read this and realize that normal is not easy if at all possible to define.

    22. Ugh I wouldn t have finished this if not for the YALSA Hub challenge It won a nod for top audio book and I ll agree that the narrator does a good job, but the story made me want to vomit a bit So cookie cutter with a cookie cutter ending So, it was fine, but not great Maybe if I was in a different space, I would have enjoyed it, but I feel that, like others have said, it felt like a morality play than anything.

    23. Fun to read, proves that there s something common that every girl desires in her heart.In the desire to help each other unknowingly Antonia and Jazz discover a beautiful friendship that makes them learn to realize what s really valuable in life and helps Antonia deal with the problem of having a depressive mom while Jazz is able to be truly herself and carry out her dream of being a pianist.

    24. 3.5 5this book was just really sweet and it made me happy antonia and jazz were so pure and i loved the ending so much also idc if the lesbian vibes were barely hinted at, this is going on my lgbtq shelf

    25. I was expecting something else and was kind of pleasantly surprised about the way the author wrote in some cool things I like this one, I would have swallowed it whole as a kid It s like the middle school and high school that I remember than some other YA books that I ve read.

    26. I liked the writing on this one but the storyline on it wasn t as good as the other two I read before it Also I saw that plot twist coming, but oh well Still excellent reading D

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