First off, I just want to apologize for my lack of posting recently. I’ve been studying for AP tests like crazy (they’re in a couple weeks !!!) and I haven’t had time to write posts. Luckily I had some scheduled posts but still, sorry if the next few weeks are a little empty from me. I’ll try to make up for it when testing is done. Now to the Standalone Sunday!
Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme by Megan @ Book Slayer Reads to showcase standalone books (books not in a series) that you would recommend or is on your TBR. It’s a really fun way to recommend a book without writing a whole large post, and I would really recommend taking a part in this meme. This week’s choice is
Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone
What is Normal?
For Trevor normal was fast guitar licks, catching game-winning passes and partying all night. Until a car accident leaves Trevor with no band, no teammates and no chance of graduating. It’s kinda hard to ace your finals when you’ve been in a coma. The last thing he needs is stuck-up Everly Jenkins as his new tutor—those beautiful blue eyes catching every last flaw.
For Everly normal was a perfect family around the dinner table, playing piano at Sunday service and sunning by the pool. Until she discovers her whole life is a lie. Now the perfect pastor’s daughter is hiding a life-changing secret, one that is slowly tearing her family apart. And spending the summer with notorious flirt Trevor Lewis means her darkest secret could be exposed.
I really like this book for multiple reasons. First is because I’m a huge sucker for romance, and Trevor and Everly’s really is beautiful and sweet. It’s a perfect example of two lost souls finding their way to each other and realizing that they aren’t really as “different” as they first seem. Also, the characters are all really good and have some storyline to tell, and aren’t perfect. Trevor suffers from a TBI, and is struggling through that. Everly’s family has a secret that could tear the town apart, and ultimately shows a good depiction of today’s societies and the struggles people face. It’s a very sweet and well-written book, and I highly recommend.