Something Like Normal

Something Like Normal By Trish Doller, Something Like Normal When Travis returns home from Afghanistan his parents are splitting up his brother s stolen his girlfriend and car and the nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked B
  • Title: Something Like Normal
  • Author: Trish Doller
  • ISBN: 9781599908632
  • Page: 313
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  • Something Like Normal By Trish Doller, When Travis returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother s stolen his girlfriend and car, and the nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked But when he runs into Harper, a girl who despises him for rumors Travis started back in middle school, life actually starts looking up And as he and Harper see of each oWhen Travis returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother s stolen his girlfriend and car, and the nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked But when he runs into Harper, a girl who despises him for rumors Travis started back in middle school, life actually starts looking up And as he and Harper see of each other, he falls deeper in love with her and begins to find his way through the family meltdown, the post traumatic stress and the possibility of a interesting future His sense of humor, sense of his own strength and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently loveable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel.
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    1. You might not remember me, but Travis Stephenson, she interrupts, her words like a roadblock Welcome home Now leave me alone It s always nice to come across a book that has a little bit of everything Something Like Normal definitely covered its bases in the emotion department If there was an emotion left to be discovered, I couldn t tell you what it was Everything from fear, anger, joy, sorrow, caution and anticipation was explored This particular male narrative was somewhat different because hi [...]



    2. Before I start praising Something Like Normal, I need to point out a little thing that s really bothering me the cover is doing this book a great disservice This is not a romance There is a guy and there is a girl, and they do get together eventually, but the guy is suffering from PTSD and the girl is his lifeline, and all they re both trying to do is chase away the nightmares This is, above all, a book about survival, loss and guilt The couple on the cover seems somehow less than appropriate, o [...]


    3. War is only half the battle what a beautiful tagline 3Dear Travis,I know you ve been through a lot and I care for you with all my heart.I love the honesty with which you describe your world with the good and the bad, I love how you know when you re wrong, how you are sad to be right, how you want to say you re sorry but the apologies get stuck in your throat, how happy you would be to find some light in the darkness of your nightmares, how much you need to be held in fragile arms because you are [...]


    4. Wow Don t even know what to say Speechless Unflinchingly beautiful in that raw special way Best contemporary novel I ve read in a long long time edited Sometimes you finish reading a book and you don t quite know what to do with yourself You sit in the quiet and thoughts are richocheting off each other in your mind and your heart aches from happiness, you then you get that feeling You know the one Where it feels like something has planted roots inside you and it s growing, growing, growing And i [...]


    5. In war, there are no unwounded soldiers Jos NaroskySomething Like Normal is about a 19 year old Marine who returns home after serving in Afghanistan for a year Travis Stephenson is physically intact, but after spending a year on active duty and seeing his best friend get killed, his emotional scars manifest in a form of PTSD Travis doesn t even feel like he s home because home to him is with his fellow Marines, not his parents house in Florida where he never lived up to his father s expectations [...]


    6. When I first finished Something Like Normal, I clicked the four star button with fervour and conviction Yet, upon thinking back now a little over a month later I can t deny that the story left little impact on me And that makes me sad Trish Doller s debut is exactly my kind of awesome contemporary YA focusing on grief and guilt but still, it was not nearly as earth shattering and meaningful as I had expected it to be Now, I think that partly, my extremely high expectations are to blame for that [...]


    7. Okay, this is tough, because some of my reading friends have liked this one a lot, and I can see the story in there that was liked so much, but.When Travis returns home from a stint in Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother s stolen his girlfriend and his car, and he s haunted by nightmares of his best friend s death It s not until Travis runs into Harper, a girl he s had a rocky relationship with since middle school, that life actually starts looking up And as he and Harper see [...]


    8. In this male narrated upper YA new adult book, Travis has just come home after a deployment with the Marines In many ways, he is returning to exactly what he purposely left behind his overbearing and disapproving father, his pushover mother, and his resentful brother, but he himself is coming back to that situation a somewhat changed young man Doller treats her characters realistically no one suddenly sees the light or does a complete 180 in this book Travis was emotionally traumatized by the de [...]


    9. I feel like saying anything negative about this book is the equivalent of kicking a puppy Well, I guess I m going to be the puppy kicker of the blogging world.Wait, let me clarify It s not as if I didn t like this book, because I did but I just wanted to like it a lot .Do you want to good news or the bad news I don t see why anyone would ever say good news first because you re all happy and joyful and then BAM, bad news And then you re sad.And no one wants to be sad.So the bad news I don t get w [...]


    10. Whoa That was very good I wasn t expect it This story was quite emotional I think this is a book about courage, bravery, honor, friendship and loveTravis returns home after several months in Afganistan for thirty days, but everything had change around him and inside him First of all, he is suffering from the loss of his best friend, Charlie and the guilt inside him is boiling He can t sleep at night because the nightmares are always there in the corner of his mind waiting for him And sometimes, [...]


    11. This book got so many things right, I don t even know where to start Maybe with Travis, who is one of the most realistic male voices I ve read in a long time More than simply having a great voice though is the fact he s authentic He s not perfect and he makes mistakes This isn t a book where the Marine is an automatic hero just because he s a Marine Yeah, that experience makes Travis tough but it also makes him vulnerable, too The family dynamics with Travis and his father, as well as with his [...]


    12. You all know I m a huge contemporary fan That male POV is my absolute favorite so I had a feeling I would love it, but I m also very picky on my male POV books.That being said I LOVED THIS BOOK Trish Doller nailed the male voice I felt Travis s pain My heart broke for him and what he was going through I loved Harper Loved his mom Loved his relationship with his Marine brothers I loved everything about it Absolutely one of my favorite reads of the year.


    13. Originally posted here.Trish Doller s debut novel, Something Like Normal, is one of my most anticipated releases this year I read the excerpt and immediately wanted to read the book, I probably would have if it was already available at that time I ve also chatted with Trish on Twitter and I keep liking and reblogging her Tumblr posts I was really excited when I finally got my hands on a copy of her book and I read it as soon as I could.I love reading older YA or new adult novels and I believe So [...]


    14. Travis is a marine back home for a month after being in Afghanistan He is distant from his parents, his brother started dating his ex girlfriend Paige, who dear john lettered him, and he is still trying to cope with his best friend Charlie s death He s got a lot going on After being in town a few nights, he runs into her Her green eyes meet mine in the Guinness mirror behind the bar and it feels like all the air has been sucked out of the room I ve never slept with this girl, but she was the fir [...]


    15. 3.5 starsLiked this one Reviews are sort of short at the moment as I have been out of the loop and catching up Will be back to normalcy on Wednesday, hopefully I suddenly realise you need so much time to review books.


    16. I loved this book I had a hard time putting it down I was walking down the street reading it, in fact, and I wasn t paying any attention to where I was going I nearly walked into a light pole This lady from work saw me and yelled, Miranda stop reading that young adult literature After I finished it, I left the book on my Kindle, and one day I found my husband reading SOMETHING LIKE NORMAL He had just picked it up out of the blue and started reading and he couldn t put it down either He s a very [...]


    17. But what has been done can t be undone My best friend is dead and I m never going to be the same Travis Stephenson On a month leave from the Marines, Travis Stephenson is finally home after a year in Afghanistan, only he doesn t really feel like it s his home any He enlisted fresh out of high school to escape his father, whom Travis will never be good enough in his eyes and a year away still hasn t made their relationship magically perfect, in fact, it s probably worse His ex girlfriend, Paige h [...]


    18. This review originally appeared on Clear Eyes, Full Shelves But what has been done can t be undone My best friend is dead and I m never going to be the same Travis Stephenson.Trish Doller s remarkable debut, Something Like Normal, is one of those rare books that I recommend to nearly everyone It s an important, timely novel one that s lingered with me in the months since I read it Well before SLN was published it s out on June 19 , I found myself on seemingly every social media site insisting th [...]


    19. I will admit that I did not finish this book Not because it wasn t really good the 25% of it that I read was but because it was so hard to read in a mental and emotional sense I don t know how she did it, but Trish Doller really nailed what it means to come home after a tour in Afghanistan The detachment The anger The way your brain interprets sounds, once normal, as a threat The frustration The sense of being an alien in your own skin Though I couldn t finish this book because it just hit too m [...]


    20. See reviews at YA Midnight ReadsThank you Bloomsbury Australia for sending me this copy No compensation was given or taken to alter this review Maybe it s time to find a new normal After reading Where The Stars Still Shine and hating it with all my might, I still ended up wanting to read Something Like Normal as it sounded like nothing I ve read before I am glad I gave Trish Doller s works another try because her debut in my opinion was a huge success Ever since Travis Stephenson joined the Mar [...]


    21. 4 STARSI do have to admit, I m a sucker for a lot of the things this book had to offer, and I m quite happy to finish this earlier than I d have wanted with very few complaints Although to be fair, Trish Doller could ve padded this with 50 pages of testosterone banter between Solo, Kevlar, CJ and yes, even Harper, I would STILL be complaining it s too short Travis Yeah Go away She gives me a shove I have a shark to catch Kevlar cracks up Ooh, Solo Denied Hey, Kenneth, aren t you going to introd [...]


    22. She has big boobs and There is no comparison, I interrupt Everything about you is better You didn t think so in middle school I was fourteen, I say I was thinking with the wrong head back then As opposed to, you know, now When I only think with the wrong head sometimes Ladies and gents, meet Travis Stephenson, my latest favourite YA NA male narrator He is my male Francesca Spinelli, that character who isn t really all that special but managed to pinch my heart in the most effortless kind of way [...]


    23. I don t know if my life will ever be completely normal again, but something like normal is a good start Something Like Normal has been sitting on the corner of my desk for years Toppling piles of books suround me at all times is my life, but man do I kick myself when I realize a gem like THIS has been in my sights for years Travis Stephenson has been staring at me, in reach, right there For years GAH Travis, a 19 year old active Marine, is home for 30 days on leave, but all he wants to do is go [...]


    24. Travis is home on leave from a stint in Afghanistan where he was in the middle of some really horrible things so he s gotten extra time off Unfortunately, things at home are not great either but Travis has to find a way to deal with it Let me just say that I do not like military stories or anything similar at all so I am really shocked that I wanted to read this I think I was drawn to the male s POV and I really enjoyed it So much so that I read it all in a few hoursI guess it helped that it s n [...]


    25. Review posted on Ja itam, a ti I picked up this book thinking I need something light for this first hot days of summer Did I get what I wanted No Maja from The Nocturnal Library wrote in her review that cover is misleading and I have to agree with her You would expect hot romance and not the story about young man who is trying to fit in after all the horible things he saw and death of his best friend Actually, he is not even trying to fit in Travis is just counting days until the day when he ll [...]


    26. Read this review on my blog Something Like Normal by Trish DollertWhat has stuck with me most about Something Like Normal has been how real these characters and story are They feel like a part of me Like I know Travis, or like I am Harper And I think what it is is the fact that we probably all know someone like Travis In most every generation there have been people from our lives who have fought in some war It feels real because it is so real and relevant to today It will strike a chord with any [...]


    27. I will start by saying I liked Something Like Normal, I really did however, I cannot negate the fact that the story left little impact on me I went into reading this book expecting a deeply meaningful read due to what the main hero Travis is dealing with Trish Doller s debut book kind of fell a little short for me Something Like Normal was not nearly as earth shattering and heart wrenching as I thought it would be This is the main reason for my GRs rating Perhaps the fault lies with me Perhaps m [...]


    28. Okay, I m in the minority here Lotsa people loved this book I am not one of them.Let me get this off my chest Its far, faaar from a bad book Not great, but not bad by any means.I was pretty tempted to give this a three stars, but went with my overall feelings of this book than anything else.Here is where it gets complicated, though the best and worst things about this book is Travis.On one hand, I love that he realises how shitty he has been to his mom and helps her with her problems On the othe [...]


    29. I adored this book stayed up wayyyyyy too late with no regrets because I could not put it down I loved Travis voice he felt so so very real to me I really enjoyed how you could see his struggle to change, not only to deal with the effects of the war, but to be a better son, a good boyfriend, a decent man His flaws enhanced the realism and truth of the struggle The romance with Harper was sweet and moving and so well paced that their growing feelings felt genuine despite the relative brevity of t [...]


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