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WHAT IS NORMAL?For Trevor, normal was fast guitar licks, catching game-winning passes, and partying all night. Until a car accident leaves him with no band, no teammates, and no chance of graduating....
WHAT IS NORMAL?For Trevor, normal was fast guitar licks, catching game-winning passes, and partying all night. Until a car accident leaves him with no band, no teammates, and no chance of graduating....
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  • WHAT IS NORMAL?

    For Trevor, normal was fast guitar licks, catching game-winning passes, and partying all night. Until a car accident leaves him with no band, no teammates, and no chance of graduating. It's kinda hard to ace your finals when you've been in a coma. The last thing he needs is stuck-up Everly Jenkins as his new tutor—those beautiful blue eyes catching every last flaw.

    For Everly, normal was a perfect family around the dinner table, playing piano at Sunday service, and sunning by the pool. Until she discovers her whole life is a lie. Now the perfect pastor's daughter is hiding a life-changing secret, one that is slowly tearing her family apart. And spending the summer with notorious flirt Trevor Lewis means her darkest secret could be exposed.

    This achingly beautiful story about two damaged teens struggling through pain and loss to redefine who they are—to their family, to themselves, and to each other—is sure to melt your heart.

    Praise for Boys Like You:

    "The classic miscommunications, the emotional pushing and pulling, the "will she?" and "won't he?" of the destined-to-be-in-love. Readers of Miranda Kenneally, Jenny Han, and Susane Colasanti will enjoy Stone." –VOYA

    "The story handles challenging subjects like sex, drunk driving, and faith after tragedy in a sensitive and age-appropriate way...just what readers need." –School Library Journal

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    Before

    Trevor

    I used to be the guy who had it all.

    I had the girlfriend most guys drooled over-easy on the eyes, curves in all the right places, and always up for a good time. I played guitar in the hottest band around and made first string on the football team. My best friend was like a brother to me, and my family was relatively free of drama. Sure my dad worked a little too much and my mom bitched about it, and yeah, my little sister could be annoying as hell, but we were good.

    I was invincible. I had goals and dreams, and I was damn close to getting them.

    Until I wasn't.

    Until a night went so wrong that I ended up in a coma, and by the time I came out of it, months had passed. By then I was already running to catch up to everyone else, and running to catch up wasn't something I was used to. I was the guy at the head of the line. I was the lucky one. Until I wasn't. And like everything else in this new life of mine, it totally sucked.

    Thinking about it makes me sick to my stomach. I hate it. There are nights when I can't sleep. Nights when all I want to do is close my eyes and see nothing. Hear nothing. Smell nothing. I don't want to remember how I used to be, and I sure as hell don't want to remember that night.

    Except that I can.

    I can remember every single detail.

    It was hot. The kind of hot that makes you sweat like crazy and leaves your lungs feeling heavy. The moon was out, and it never went away, kind of like perpetual twilight.

    My girlfriend wore a tight black halter top and a white skirt that barely covered her ass. I gave her hell for it, but I liked how the other guys checked her out. I liked knowing that she was mine. And I really liked the fact that we'd get busy in some dark, quiet spot among the trees.

    Of course, that didn't happen because I drank too much. I got wasted, like stupid wasted, and I puked. Even my girl, Bailey, was disgusted. So yeah, the "getting busy" thing never happened.

    Then I got in a car with someone I knew was almost as wasted as me. And that is without a doubt the stupidest thing I've ever done. I remember thinking Nathan shouldn't drive, but he laughed me off and said he was fine.

    I remember thinking that we should call my dad. He was always good for a pickup if one of us screwed up. And man, we were screwing up. But at the time it seemed like too much work to make it all happen, so I did nothing.

    If I'd done that? Called my dad instead of getting in the car with Nathan at the wheel? Things would be so damn different. I'd still be the old me. Not some loser with shit for brains and a TBI (traumatic brain injury). Now there's a great handle.

    But I don't like thinking about what if because it depresses the hell out of me. What if doesn't matter anymore because I have to deal with right now.

    And for me, right now is crunch time. I gotta believe that right now just might change my life. And the scariest truth of all?

    Right now is all I got.

About the Author-

  • Juliana Stone fell in love with her first book boyfriend when she was twelve. She decided that when she grew up she would like to write her own book boyfriends and, luckily, she gets to do this. She writes dark paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance and now is excited to write young adult as well. She lives with her husband, kids, a dog and a cat somewhere in the wilds of Canada.

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  • School Library Journal

    April 1, 2015

    Gr 9 Up-Seventeen-year-old Everly Jenkins knows her father's vitality hinges on the image of a perfect family, but secrets hidden from the public threaten to tear apart her family and destroy their livelihood. For the past year, Everly has donned a fake smile and done what everyone expects of the pastor's dutiful daughter. In the days following graduation, Everly accepts a summer job tutoring classmate Trevor Lewis, who missed his senior year following a tragic drunk driving accident. After a months-long coma and intensive rehabilitation, Trevor still struggles with the headaches, memory loss, mood swings, and seizures resulting from this traumatic brain injury. Determined to make it as a musician, Trevor knows he needs to stay focused so he can finally graduate, even if that means dealing with his beautiful but snobbish tutor Everly Jenkins. Told in alternating perspectives, Some Kind of Normal features believable, sympathetic characters dealing with serious family and personal issues. There are no quick fixes for Trevor's brain injuries or Everly's family problems. Trevor's determination to be "normal" again battles against his fear that he may never fully recover. Though both characters' emotional reactions to traumatic events mostly ring true, one might wonder why no one seems to hold Trevor's best friend Nate-the drunk driver that fateful night-responsible for anything. Still, the sweet romance, likable characters, and complex family dynamics carry the story. VERDICT For teens who love contemporary romances like Jenny Han's novels and Katie McGarry's "Pushing the Limits" series (Harlequin Teen).-Leigh Collazo, Dulwich College, Suzhou, China

    Copyright 2015 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Booklist

    Starred review from May 1, 2015
    Grades 9-12 *Starred Review* He wasn't the kind of guy Emily would have gone for in high school. She wasn't the girl Trevor always thought she was. He was the sexy musician with tattoos on his fingers and a blue streak in his hair. She was the uptight and gorgeous preacher's daughter who was rarely seen with a boy. He was the guy who had been in an accident that put him in a coma for much of his senior year and now suffers from traumatic brain injury (TBI). She was the girl whose senior year was spent in silent confusion over a life-changing secret about her family. Trevor's and Emily's worlds collide when she becomes his summer tutor so that he can earn his diploma. Told by Trevor and Emily in alternating chapters, this story of strength, courage, and discovery by two teens grappling with uncertainty over how to surmount larger-than-life obstacles is heartfelt, revealing, and self-defining. The pain of moving forward is real; the loss of dreams and family is deep; and the emotions are overwhelmingly true, as Trevor and Emily fall for each other honestly and desperately. Stone writes with a focused, compassionate hand, offering the perfect book for readers looking for complex and mature themes mixed into a solidly crafted story about stepping into adulthood.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

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