Deliver Us from Normal

By Klise, Kate

Publishers Summary:
With a mother who buys Christmas cards in August and a younger brother who describes the Trinity as a toasted marshmallow on a graham cracker, life for eleven-year-old Charles Harrisong is anything but normal in Normal, Illinois.

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ISBN
978-0-43952-322-6
Publisher
Scholastic


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2005

Gr 6-9 Charles Harrisong is obsessed with the idea that he is strange and can't fit in with the sixth grade in Normal, IL. He feels that he possesses a special talent, the ability to know what people are really saying and thinking, all of which, he is sure, is directed at him and is negative to the extreme. He is especially embarrassed that his family rents rather than owns a home, wears home-sewn clothes, and lacks the material things that the other students feel are prerequisites. He painfully resists when teachers and the counselor try to help. When hi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2005

In Normal, Illinois, sixth-grader Charles Harrisong feels that his family is anything but normal. Because he is intensely self-conscious, almost everything humiliates Charles past endurance, and in truth his classmates do tease him for being different. Yet the very family who so embarrasses Charles is also a source of strength and support. When, after a cruel incident at school, hi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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