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Halfway Normal

Halfway Normal (Hardback, Reprint ed.)

By Dee, Barbara

A cancer survivor must readjust to normal middle school life in this hopeful novel from the author of Star-Crossed and Truth or Dare. Twelve-year-old Norah Levy has just completed two years of treatment for leukemia. The hospital social worker had gently tried to warn her that th...e transition back to the healthy world wouldn't be easy, but Norah had no idea how difficult it would be. As Norah quickly learns, she immediately sees that in the two years she's been sick, everything has changed. Her best friend Maeli has joined a group of new friends, kids are starting to date (including Silas, the boy Norah used to ride bikes with), and everyone is looking and dressing older--except for Norah, still tiny and undeveloped as a side effect of chemo. If that weren't enough, thanks to her tutoring while out of school, Norah is actually ahead of her seventh grade classmates academically, and is placed in some eighth grade classes. It doesn't help that her friends and classmates have no idea how to talk to her. Fortunately, most of the kids in eighth grade don't know about Norah's illness, and treat her like the smart, funny kid she is--so she keeps that info to herself. But even among her new friends, Norah still feels like she is caught in-between so many places in her life--and when her new friends learn the truth about her illness, Norah is forced to reconcile some hard truths about herself.
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ISBN 9781481478519
Released NZ 5 Sep 2017
Publisher Aladdin Paperbacks
Format Hardback, Reprint ed.
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ISBN-13 9781481478519
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Aladdin Paperbacks
Imprint Aladdin Paperbacks
Released 5 Sep 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, Reprint ed.
Edition Reprint ed.
Author(s) By Dee, Barbara
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Personal Awareness & Social Issues
Personal Family, Relationship & Social Issues
Self-Awareness & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 340g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Family problems, Friendship, Schools, Middle schools, Leukemia
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile