|aTin box on a tar patch -- Small stuff -- Welcome pie -- According to Webster's -- The over-underpass -- A renovation -- Tryouts and friendships -- Gates and bridges -- TV and toast dinners -- A gift of cream and honey -- A bunch of numbskulls -- A violent storm -- evening interview -- Waiting for Mommers -- Late-night mail -- Another dish of fish-and-chips -- A different sort of Halloween -- A phone call from the mansion -- The new blue car -- All or nothing -- Dwight explaining Hannah -- All about twos and fours -- Bedtime at the inn -- Breakfasts and boxes -- A ton of turkey soup -- From good to bad -- Willing to bloom -- Twists and turns -- The counting-on part -- A frozen good-bye -- An unexpected meeting -- A few gifts before Christmas -- Waiting for normal -- Jingle all the way -- Another thing to borrow -- Loads of snow -- A visit from Grandio -- Valentine hearts -- The goosh in my gut -- Fiesta night -- Making changes -- My fault -- A hero in the fog -- After the fire -- Something familiar -- The going-away note -- Defining normal -- Full of surprises -- All to home
|aTwelve-year-old Addie tries to cope with her mother's erratic behavior and being separated from her beloved stepfather and half-sisters when she and her mother go to live in a small trailer by the railroad tracks on the outskirts of Schenectady, New York
Addie is waiting for normal. But Addie's mom has an all-or-nothing approach to life: a food fiesta or an empty pantry, jubilation or gloom, her way or no way. All or nothing never adds up to normal. All or nothing can't bring you all to home, which is exactly where Addie longs to be, with her half sisters, every day. In spite of life's twists and turns, Addie remains optimistic. Someday, maybe, she'll find normal. Leslie Connor has created an inspiring novel about one girl's giant spirit. waiting for normal is a heartwarming gem.