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I usually keep a file of all the books that I have read, but for some reason I did not place this book in the list. I don't know the title, but the front cover has a trailer house on it. (Yeah, Helen, that's big help.)
The story is written in first person. The MC is a young girl who has been uprooted again by her mentally unstable mother, and they have moved into a shabby, dilapidated mobile home somewhere in New York.
The girl is very good at taking care of herself by necessity. She makes friends with the town locals who are unique and kind.  Her mother frequently leaves her alone, and the girl fears being taking away. She thinks of herself as stupid but she isn't. She yearns for the life she had with her stepfather who was a stable fixture in her life until her mother's instability forced him away. 
Ring any bells?
#1 - July 16, 2013, 06:19 AM

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I answered myself....I went through the local public library's checkout records. God bless them!  It's called Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor. I am so relieved.
#2 - July 16, 2013, 06:26 AM

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Glad you solved your own mystery. I hate it when a title escapes me like that.  :grin
#3 - July 16, 2013, 07:13 AM
A Smidgen of Sky (Harcourt 2012)
A Sliver of Sun (book #2)
 A Million Ways Home (Scholastic 2014)
Just Left of Lucky (2018)
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It is bothersome since it had morphed into a 'brain book-worm' that would not let go of me. I needed the title for a class. (Helen wipes sweat from her brow.)
#4 - July 16, 2013, 07:26 AM

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Dang, this is the first Name That Title question that I've actually known the answer to - but you answered it yourself.  :)

Glad your mystery is solved.

Laurel
#5 - July 16, 2013, 08:15 AM

I actually had the answer to your question. :-) I loved that book.
#6 - July 16, 2013, 09:11 AM
ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES TOO! Candlewick, 2017
LOUD LULA, Two Lions 2015
CALIFORNIA HISTORY FOR KIDS, CRP
FARMER MCPEEPERS Rising Moon

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I also don't necessarily do so well on Name That Title, but I knew what you meant right away.

Which means Waiting for Normal has left quite the impression on many of us. :)
#7 - July 16, 2013, 10:26 AM
Adventures of Jenna V. Series
Caroline Grade Mysteries
The Journey of Emilie
Anne Bradstreet: America's Puritan Poet
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Yes, I read Waiting for Normal and A Crooked Kind of Perfect back to back. It was a good week.
#8 - July 16, 2013, 10:00 PM

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Kudos, Helen, for figuring out a way to get your own answer! But I'm glad you posted the question too! I hadn't heard of "Waiting for Normal" so it is now on my TBR list!
#9 - July 17, 2013, 04:53 AM
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I remember when Waiting for Normal came out. Several reviewers hated the cover. They said it was nondescript and that it wouldn't make an impression on anyone.

I think they may have been wrong.  :oops
#10 - July 17, 2013, 07:31 AM

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Now, I'm curious- I'm gonna go hunt this book up on Goodreads!
#11 - July 17, 2013, 12:41 PM

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And what a great title--'Waiting for Normal'!  :)
#12 - July 17, 2013, 02:35 PM

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It must be a Simon & Schuster imprint because I have it on my desk at work to analyze...and it is taking back seat to summer reading lists but now I'll have to spirit it away and home so I can read it. Sounds very much like something I'm working on....hopefully not TOO much like.

Glad you found your title!
#13 - July 17, 2013, 06:57 PM

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When I researched Waiting for Normal on Amazon, it is being sold with two different covers. I prefer the mobile home cover.
#14 - July 17, 2013, 07:15 PM

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I'm on my way over to Amazon to check out the other cover. :superwoman
#15 - July 18, 2013, 12:32 PM
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This book must have made a huge impression on many of us, as soon as you said trailer and started with the rest of the description, I was going - oo, oo, oo.  Like a kid in a classroom.

I prefer the trailer cover to the one where she is on the swing also.

Glad you could answer your own question!

One of those times when you walk into the next room and can't figure out why your are there!   :lol4
#16 - July 18, 2013, 06:27 PM
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I prefer the original blue cover, too.
#17 - July 20, 2013, 08:10 AM

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