Deliver Us From Normal
Deliver Us From Normal
Deliver Us From Normal
Kate Klise
A humorous and heartbreaking novel about growing up in a large family by an author who brings a fresh new voice to the Scholastic Press list.Yes, there really is a Normal, Illinois. Charles Harrisong should know; he was born there. But life is difficult for Charles because his family isn't normal at all. They're poor, for one thing. They stand out, which is the worst thing. After an ugly incident at school, Charles and family leave Normal and begin an adventure that takes them to a houseboat that just might be their new home. And Charles begins a personal journey within his own heart; one that will ultimately deliver him both from and to himself.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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What is normal, anyway? Kate Klise's book Deliver Us from Normal is an intriguing, adolescent view on what normal is and why it is so important to children and teenagers. Klise uses the perspective of a twelve year old boy who lives with his four other siblings and his parents in Normal, Illinois. The author provides readers with a glimpse into the life of a lower middle class family who, when it's all said and done, realize that not being "normal" really isn't that bad.

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