Far from Normal

By Klise, Kate

Publishers Summary:
When Charles Harrisong's book about his family's life in Normal, Illinois, is made into a major motion picture, the family is catapulted to instant fame.

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ISBN
978-0-43979-447-3
Publisher
Scholastic


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2006

Gr 6-9 In this sequel to "Deliver Us from Normal "(Scholastic, 2005), the Harrisongs continue their financial and domestic struggles. Charles, 14, writes an article about his family that gets published in a magazine through chance connections. He then gets sued by Bargain Bonanza, a discount conglomerate, for defamation. As a result of the legal battle, the Harrisongs find themselves as spokesfamily for the company. They are moved to a posh condo in Dallas and are made into a living, breathing cor...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2006

At the end of the first novel about Charles and his family (Deliver Us from Normal, rev. 7/05), the Harrisongs move to a decrepit houseboat; this sequel picks up two years later. Through an article Charles writes about their experience living on the boat, the Walmart-esque Bargain Bonanza chain blackmails the family into becoming their spokesfamily. The Harrisongs move into a pent...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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