"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
The Normal Kid
by Elizabeth Holmes
Published by Lerner Publishing Group
Publication Date: October 1, 2012
Sylvan has been angry ever since his parents split up. And now that an embarrassing photo has appeared in the paper, he's stuck with a lame nickname too.
Charity is back in the United States after several years in Africa. And she's learning that home can be a strange place when you've been away for a while.
Neither of them knows what's up with Brian. He spends whole afternoons alone on his trampoline.
From the first day of school, Sylvan knows he doesn't want to hang out with weirdos like Charity or Brian. He'd rather just be a normal kid. But when the principal gets ready to fire their favorite teacher, Sylvan, Charity, and Brian have to find a way to work together.
This middle grade read sounds like a fantastic read about identity, integrity and friendship. I'm really looking forward to reading this one.