Tuesday, 18 March 2014

DNF Review: Faking Normal

Faking Normal
Publication Date: February 25th 2014
~Won an ARC from Amy Plum~


An edgy, realistic, and utterly captivating novel from an exciting new voice in teen fiction.
Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does.

When Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend in "the Kool-Aid Kid," who has secrets of his own. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally face the truth.

A searing, poignant book, Faking Normal is the extraordinary debut novel from an exciting new author-Courtney C. Stevens.

Lets make this clear, it is not a DNF- Just not a now.

This is why I hate saying DNF, because this really isn't one. It's nothing to do with the writing of the story, well, it is, In a way but not in a bad way. If anything, it's too good, too real, and that's the scary part.

Faking Normal is a struggle. I read up to page 166 of my ARC and had to leave it there for my own sanity. I didn't not finish it because I wanted to, because I wanted to finish reading Lexi's story, but I left it there because I had to.