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Magan: Something Like Normal by Trish Doller

Something Like Normal by Trish Doller [website | twitter] Publication Date: June 19, 2012 Publisher: Bloomsbury Pages: 224 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: Marines, post-traumatic stress disorder, divorce, returning home from war Format read: eBook received from NetGalley Summary: Travis is home from Afghanistan. He is a Marine whose best friend, Charlie, has been killed. He returns […]

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June 4, 2015 - 8:00 am

The rediscovery of Doller power, Estelle - […] remember exactly where I was when I read Something Like Normal (it took a round trip between home and work on the train) and the same with Where the Stars Still […]

May 27, 2013 - 7:01 am

Happy Memorial Day from Rather Be Reading! - […] Travis was one of those people. He joined the Marines spontaneously to get away from his superstar-NFL-Superbowl-winning-father. His last year was spent in boot camp and fighting in Afghanistan. When he returned home, he carried the loss of his friend Charlie. He was suffering and broken, but too tough to admit that he had problems. That he was seeing images of Charlie everywhere – and that he was having conversations with those illusions. (Read more of my Something Like Normal review) […]

November 1, 2012 - 8:02 am

Rather Be Reading Blog Celebrates the Big One: Fun + Giveaway - […] Jesse Andrews 9. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick 10. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas 11. Something like Normal by Trish Doller 12. What Happens Next by Colleen […]

June 25, 2012 - 11:52 am

April Books & Wine - YESSSSSSSSSSSS to everything you wrote.

I feel like everything in the book was deliberate and there was no wasting of words or filler, as though everything is meant to be there.

Sigh. I love your love of SLN. <3

June 24, 2012 - 9:24 pm

Shelve It: 6/24/2012 - […] it. – A bonus review of A Long Way From You by Gwendolyn Heasley set in NYC! – Magan raves about Something Like Normal by Trish Doller. Have you read it yet? – I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan has heart, suspense, and […]

June 22, 2012 - 6:41 am

Lori - This is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time! It’s one that I could read again and again. Fantastic review!

June 21, 2012 - 6:26 pm

elena - I actually didn’t have any real interest in reading this book because I don’t like reading about war but this review is making me change my mind! I love that you said it was understated and that it’s meaningful. It sounds like such a fantastic book & I have been hearing good things. Such a wonderful review, Magan!

June 21, 2012 - 3:45 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I am certainly looking forward to reading this book. I have been waiting for it to come out and now that it has, you can bet I’m getting a copy as soon as I can. I love that it brings out a lot of emotion from the reader – and can’t wait to experience that for myself!

June 20, 2012 - 9:29 pm

VeganYANerds - Wonderful review, Magan! I have been hearing such good things about this book, and wondered if I would be able to connect with it as an Aussie as we don’t have Marines here. But it sounds like Travis is a great character to get to know and I am definitely going to read this and soon!

June 20, 2012 - 3:53 pm

Magan - Thanks, Jana! EMBRACE THE EMOTION! You’ve definitely got to read this one. I don’t think it’s one that will make you cry buckets of tears simply because the male POV balances out so much of the emotion – he’s a tough, hilarious guy. Definitely read it!

June 20, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - I love books from a male perspective. You’re right in saying that they can be hard to find. I’m very close to this war, as I have a few friends who are there right now. I worry that something like this will happen to them. I think reading this book might be good for me, but I have this fear of emotional books! Haha. I’m slowly getting over that fear, though, so maybe I’ll give this one a shot! Great review, Magan!

June 20, 2012 - 10:45 am

Anna - Yes, world, READ THIS NOW!

June 20, 2012 - 8:02 am

Ginger @ GReads! - Hands down one of my favorite contemps I’ve read this year. When I first “met” Trish last year & found out about this book I had a premonition it would be amazing. It’s just that feeling you get, ya know? And boy was I right.