Normal

Normal

by Danielle Pearl

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BN ID: 2940046107333
Publisher: Danielle Pearl
Publication date: 08/11/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,194
File size: 943 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Danielle lives in New Jersey with her husband and two delicious little boys. She is a life-long book enthusiast and has been writing ever since she could hold a pencil. Normal is her debut novel.

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Normal 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
I actually sobbed through the entire thing. However, this is DEFINETELY a trigger warning for some people, and i kind of had to take it step by step. Beautifully written.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Decent storyline and characters. Just wish I had known that it was two book story,
Anonymous 8 months ago
Normal was a good book that just went on a little longer than it needed to. I enjoyed the perspective shifts from present to past and getting to find out what happened between Rory and Robin as we are watching her bond with Sam. I am so disappointed with how things ended with Cam and wished there could have been a better solution for his character. The "southern" dialect was really more annoying than anything else. I'm from the South and the majority of people don't speak any differently than non-southern people. So everyone saying things like, "that made me REAL upset" came across as a spelling error before it reclicked that they were supposed to be "country" people. I also noticed that Sam had a "country" accent some times. Long story short, I'm interested in finding out what happens to the characters but I don't know if I am interested in another story of this type. Pippa, My Secret Book Spot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome story must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't even read the damn book! It's showing white lines instead of the text.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love when a book pulls you in immediately!  NORMAL instantly was that book for me.  My heart was emotionally invested in the beautiful characters Danielle Pearl was able to perfect. The emotional turmoil throughout the story is uniquely captivating which keeps you wondering what will happen next. Sam and Rory's love story will pull at your heartstrings and leave you wanting more. I couldn't put this book down from beginning to end! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read over200 books this year and this book in one word is AWESOME, i have read it in under 4 hrs and it was incredible, a must read!!!
Anonymous 14 days ago
wow+wonderfully+written
Anonymous 3 months ago
This+should+be+mandatory+reading+for+all+teens.++This+is+a+relatable+story+that+shows+the+downfalls+and+tells+of+abusive+relationships.+%0A
Anonymous 4 months ago
Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I'm mean FANTASTIC is really the best word...
Anonymous 5 months ago
The+characters+were+well+written.+But+it+dragged+on+and+on.+I+understand+it%27s+a+process+but+you+didnt+have+to+leave+us+in+a+cliffhanger.++I+hate+being+forced+to+buy+another+book+to+finish+the+story.++In+418%2C+yes+418+pages%2C+the+author+should+have+been+able+to+wrap+up+the+story+line.
Anonymous 5 months ago
White lines blocking the page!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Can't wait to read the others..invested in the love story now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was hooked from beginning to end. Was so at a certain point
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Powerful; writer takes you through an emotional journey and makes you wonder how much a person can endure_
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think both books are more for adults, but considering todays youth compared to mine many years ago, it is well written with some valuable lessons about truth and honesty. CB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic story of a girl healing and learning overtime. With the help of her mother she heals and gets away from the terrible life back home! Definitely reading this over again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! I felt Rory's pain, fear, and depression. It was so real. This is great book for teenage girls to read so they can learn what a "good guy" really is and how a girl should be treated. It also teaches girls about the sadistic and horrifying way some guys will treat girls if they allow it. After " 50 Shades of Grey" came out a lot of young girls were confused in thinking sex should involve pain, handcuffs, and submission. This is an eye opener for how bad "rough sex" can get if the girl does not know the differene between making love and getting brutalized. Sadly most rape cases happen on dates by someone they already knew. G
bookbruin More than 1 year ago
Normal is such an emotionally heartbreaking book. I got sucked in pretty quickly and did not want to put it down. The story is told from Aurora's (Rory) point of view and the chapters mainly alternate between the past and present. Our main character, Rory, is a typical teenage girl in high school. At times I found her extremely relatable and others simply annoying. Even though I would like to think that a young woman in her position might make different choices, I 100% believe that this could and has happened to countless young ladies out there. Her naivete and lack of experience coupled with no strong emotional family support/relationships besides her male best friend, Cam, left her trying to navigate this madness relatively on her own. Piecing together Rory's history was gut wrenching and painful, even though what was revealed was heavily foreshadowed in the book. There were times while reading where I was cringing and just felt plain sick. I was right there with Rory, experiencing every unimaginable second. This is truly a testament to how well this book is written. I really enjoyed the other characters in the book, especially Sam. On the outside he appears to be the perfect all American high school jock, but after you peel those layers away, you see that he also has demons to battle. I loved watching his friendship with Rory blossom and bloom, after such a rocky start. He earns every moment of trust and Rory definitely did not make it easy on him. He also has some very swoony moments that had me grinning ear to ear. Another character I loved was Carl. She is such an amazingly supportive girlfriend and her faith and trust in Rory never falter. She never pushes or prods Rory about her past, but instead allows her to fill in the blanks when she's ready. Carl's scenes with Tuck, Sam's best friend, also help lighten the sometimes very heavy moments in the book. I was very thankful that Rory had such a true friend to rely on, unlike her past experiences with Lacey. I can't talk about the other characters in this book, without mentioning Cam. Sigh. I don't want to be spoilery, but my heart is still breaking for him and I loved his relationship with Rory. Mr. Pine, Mayor Forbes, and Robin. Wow. In the worst possible way, wow. Again, I don't want to get too spoilery, but seriously, I would not have minded if bodily harm had come their way. Their actions and words were so heinous and atrocious. I just don't even have the words. Normal is an amazing book. It does have some triggers that will undoubtedly offend and turn readers off, so please know that going into this book. I am excited to continue on with the series, especially since the book ended on a cliffhanger, which is part of the reason it's not a 5 star read for me. It seemed unnecessary to end the book that way, especially since the chapters leading up to it were so emotionally charged. Those chapters and the resulting conflict also felt a little too contrived. Overall though, I really enjoyed Normal and can't wait to read ReCap and Okay. *Many thanks to the author for providing this ARC free of charge*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. Well written and has some sarcasm in it, which, in turn makes you laugh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved these books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book great read. Getting ready to purchase book #2 cant wait.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it! Amazing!