Waiting for Normal
by Leslie Connor
Summary: Addie's mother is up to her old tricks. She has divorced Dwight, Addie's beloved stepfather, and is involved in yet another business venture guaranteed to solve all of their problems. While Addie is making new friends in the neighborhood and at school, she desperately misses Dwight and her little half-sisters who live with him. When Addie's mother stays gone for longer and longer periods of time, Addie does the best to take care of herself and keep her mom's absence a secret all the while yearning for a "normal" life.
Thoughts: Addie is a delightful character. She is strong, resilient and optimistic. I thoroughly enjoyed this hopeful, heartwarming story and its determined young heroine.