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Absolutely Normal Chaos

  Creech, Sharon

Publisher: HarperCollins
Number of Pages: 230
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Realistic fiction

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Junior High Fiction

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Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

If you're a junior high student who has ever wondered what is going on in the minds of your friends, here's your chance to find out! Thirteen-year-old Mary Lou Finney has a summer vacation assignment: keep a journal. The bad news is she has no idea what a journal is, or how to start one, and she doesn't want to do it. The good news is, she figures it out, writes her journal, and we get to read it. Mary Lou's summer is full of new experiences, and her journal is a hilarious account of strange houseguests, odd relatives, boy-crazy best friends, contemplations of life and death-- and best of all, Alex ("sigh!") her first boyfriend. Reading Absolutely Normal Chaos is like finding a new best friend who tells you her most secret thought-- and it's really funny, too!

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Reviewed by: Mary Michell on 6/24/2007

Lexile level: 900

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