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Jan 16, 2013

Normalish Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Normalish blog tour hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. This Contemporary Young Adult by Margaret Lesh was released in October of 2012 and I was thrilled to be a part of the tour because I am a huge fan of contemporary. For today's stop, check out my review as well as the tour giveaway!

NormalishTitle: Normalish
Author: Margaret Lesh
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Release date: October 5, 2012

Fifteen-year-old Stacy questions the strange world of high school, love, her role in a harsh universe, and life, in Normalish.

People tell you high school's so great and wonderful, but they're lying. It's mostly horrible and full of disappointment. It sucks. Your best friend abandons you. The jerk you're in love with pretends to be into you, and then the big dump. The boy you've really clicked with as a friend decides to go all crushy over you, so you break his heart just like yours was -- smashed into little pieces. Your sister goes mental, and you get involved with a guy who’s even crazier than she is (who you know is a very bad idea, but you do it anyway). Math only adds another stink of failure to the whole thing.

High school blows. Just ask freshman Stacy. She’d want you to know.
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My Review:

Normalish was such a sweet, fun, and relatable read. I loved Lesh’s depiction of high school and I especially loved Stacey’s sarcastic attitude—there were many times where I found myself smiling like a dork because I just got Stacey and what she was saying; sarcasm is heavy in my day to day verbiage so I more than appreciated that. Normalish took “normal,” stuck it under a microscope, analyzed it, prodded at it, and made you realize that in a way, normal is whatever you made it to be and that it is way overrated.

Stacey, our female protagonist, had such a witty and sarcastic sense of humor that it made reading Normalish entertaining and kept me turning the pages. She had such a voice and was such a character that I couldn’t wait to see her reaction to the things life kept throwing at her.

Read my full review here.

About the Author:

California girl Margaret Lesh lives with her husband Steve and son Andrew in a quiet suburb near Los Angeles. Co-creator of StoryRhyme.com, she writes middle grade, young adult, and women’s fiction. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about baked goods, especially donuts, far too often. She believes tacos are magic.

Find Margaret Lesh online: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Normalish Blog Tour Giveaway

-One 25$ Amazon Gift Card
-One eBook copy of Normalish
-Normalish Bookmarks

-Ends January 28th, 2013 -- Open Internationally

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  1. Great review, Momo! I got this book but haven't had time to start reading yet!! I hope I can read it soon 'cuz it sounds awesome :)

    -Ariella @ Secrets of Lost Words

  2. Stacey is definitely my kind of girl! ;) Thanks for being on the tour Momo I'm happy you liked it!


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