This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite
Entering her first year in high school, a gifted teen determines to be a typical teenage student in the brilliant coming of age novel, Needing Normal (Freshman Year) by Emme Grange. Jett Harper's intelligence is above average. Accustomed to excelling in school, she is expecting that high school will be no different. While preparing for her first day at Presidio Prep, Jett overhears her parents arguing about her ability to handle her new environment. When her mother drops her off at school, she tells Jett to emulate the other students and act normal. In her first class, Jett is given an assignment in which she must work with four other students to complete a project that determines the majority of the year's grade. Failing a lesson assignment for the first time in her life and puzzled by the indefinite structure of social and friendship protocols, Jett struggles to define her place within the group. Can she uncover the secret to being normal? Will she ever fit in with her peers?
Seen from the perspective of an exceptionally gifted teen who struggles to conform to society's indefinable rules and customs, Needing Normal (Freshman Year) by Emme Grange is a remarkable young adult novel. Expertly and superbly written, the author captures every nuance of each character's personality and unbelievably empaths the thoughts and feelings of a gifted teenage girl. I was so enamored with Jett's character, and I applauded her determination to succeed in every aspect of her life. Jett's conflicts, her tenacity and perseverance, and the extraordinary people who encouraged and supported her create a poignant and unforgettable story. Her difficulties depict how life's path isn't smooth and that situations and conditions, which may seem hopeless and overwhelming, can be overcome with courage, thoughtfulness, generosity, and understanding. Inspiring and empowering, this young adult novel explores the true sense of friendship and acceptance. It is a brilliant novel with outstanding protagonists and a powerful message that leaves you feeling that our world is evolving into a more understanding and wonderful place.