Halfway Normal

Halfway Normal A cancer survivor must readjust to normal middle school life in this hopeful novel from the author of Star Crossed and Truth or Dare Norah Levy has just completed two years of treatment for leukemia a
  • Title: Halfway Normal
  • Author: Barbara Dee
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  • Page: 132
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  • Halfway Normal
    A cancer survivor must readjust to normal middle school life in this hopeful novel from the author of Star Crossed and Truth or Dare.Norah Levy has just completed two years of treatment for leukemia and is ready to go back to the real world of middle school The hospital social worker warns her the transition back may be tricky, but Norah isn t worried Compared with bA cancer survivor must readjust to normal middle school life in this hopeful novel from the author of Star Crossed and Truth or Dare.Norah Levy has just completed two years of treatment for leukemia and is ready to go back to the real world of middle school The hospital social worker warns her the transition back may be tricky, but Norah isn t worried Compared with battling cancer, how tricky can seventh grade be Very Everyone is either treating Norah like she will break at any second, or acting weird about all the attention she s getting Her best friend, Harper, does her best to be there for Norah, but she doesn t get it, really and is hanging out with a new group of girls, leaving Norah feeling a little unsteady Norah s other good friend, Silas, is avoiding her What s that about, anyway When Norah is placed with the eighth graders for math and science she meets Griffin, a cute boy who encourages her love of drawing and Greek mythology And Norah decides not to tell him her secret that she was that girl who had cancer But when something happens to make secret keeping impossible, Norah must figure out a way to share her cancer story But how do you explain something to others that you can t explain to yourself And then, once you find the words, how do you move forward with a whole new normal
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  • Completely original and heartbreakingly honest, this novel about a girl re entering middle school after cancer is a required purchase for middle school libraries and classrooms.Thanks to the author for providing me with an advance copy of this book for review purposes All opinions are my own I first learned about this book from a post on the Nerdy Book Club blog back in February 2017, in which Dee talks about her motivation for this book her son s cancer experience and I KNEW I had to read it It [...]


  • E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineAfter spending fifth and sixth grad in and out of the hospital while ill with cancer, Norah finally gets to start middle school It s awkward all of her friends are familiar with how everything works, and Norah just feels like she is The Girl Who Had Cancer and that no one really knows how to talk to her That s why it s a little bit of a relief to be put into 8th grade science and math, since her tutor pushed her further than she would have gotten in school [...]


  • It s not your typical cancer book Focused on what it s like to get back to regular life after spending years in the hospital worried about nothing but the illness, this novel is a great read from start to finish.


  • I thoroughly enjoyed this story Norah s voice really worked for me I thought the story was pretty intricate, which is refreshing in middle grade fiction.


  • Thanks to the kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book all opinions are my ownHalfway Normal by Barbara DeeIs about a girl who returns to school after two years of cancer treatment Barbara Dee s ability to capture the voice of children and their perception of parents and adults is both spot on and insightful Norah made many mistakes in this story but I found myself cheering her on throughout.The element of Greek mythology which I love was neatly woven in such a way that it correla [...]


  • What a pitch perfect middle grade voice, and a masterfully created and emotional book Barbara Dee mixes together Greek myths and Norah s journey in such a great way, and this is so, so vivid and well researched.


  • Wonderful mirror window book I think every middle grader will walk away from this book with a feeling of understanding or perspective.


  • Another wonderful middle grade novel by Barbara Dee this time about a 7th grader who returns to school after recovering from a cancer diagnosis that caused her to miss two years of school On one hand, Norah wants everything to be the same as it was, and she imagines her friendships as they were before she became sick On the other hand, she recognizes that things have changed she s not exactly the same person she used to be and neither are her friends They have grown up Some have moved on Additio [...]


  • I thought this was a fantastic book that will help readers understand the complications and challenges that come even when someone has recovered or is recovering from a long term illness Norah has missed school for two years as she is going through treatment for ALL, the most common form of leukemia As she comes back to school and enters seventh grade she struggles to have a normal existence while also taking care of her physical needs that come from recently going through chemotherapy treatment [...]


  • Nora is trying to be halfway normal, as normal as a 7th grader can be who has been out of school for the past two years fighting leukemia.This book grabbed me from page one Barbara Dee did a great job making Nora s feelings, emotions, questions all so realistic and believable Can t wait to get this one into the hands of my students


  • E ARC provided by EdelweissThis is an excellent middle grade story about a girl s transition back to school and normal life after being hospitalized home because of leukemia.


  • Thank you kidlitexchange for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review All opinions are my own Middle school is hard enough, but how does one adjust when they ve missed two years due to an awful illness Norah Levy will tell you She just completed treatment for leukemia and is ready to start a normal life as she heads into seventh grade However, no one can quite define her normal She has parents who are overprotective, but for different, understandable reasons She has friends, but [...]


  • I received a digital ARC from Edelweiss all opinions are my own Loved this middle grade novel Sweet funny, it allows the reader insight into how it might feel when your normal was having cancer for two years and finally returning to school hoping everyone forgets why you were gone A mythology tie in gives this book the extra star and all readers will empathize w the main character and her goal to be halfway normal A perfect addition to any middle grade collection


  • The first sentence of Halfway Normal grabbed me with its pathos and humor and I immediately cared about Norah and her story My niece s daughter had leukemia when she was just beginning school, but she is now in middle school and I can see how this story still relates to her It will resonate with cancer survivors of all ages as the disease takes over the lives of the patient and all those who are involved, especially family and dear friends Norah and her family are able to find humor where it mig [...]


  • 5 for Halfway Normal, a mglit book about a girl trying to resume life after battling cancer I received this thx to kidlitexchange all opinions are my own Out September 5th _ _ _ _ _ Norah has been in and out of hospitals for the last two years battling leukemia Now she is back and hoping to rejoin her friends in middle school 7th grade , but it s not as easy as she thought it would be Her parents have all sorts of rules to keep her healthy like no after school, no weekend activities, etc, but No [...]


  • Actual Rating 4.5 StarsThe only thing that kept this from being a 5 star book for me was that I found Norah the main character was a little too realistic read whiny for me But, she did ring true as a middle school student, especially one who would be returning to school after a 22 month absence due to cancer.Norah is finally ready to go back to school Her doctors have cleared her, her parents have reluctantly agreed, and she is set to return to school at the beginning of 7th grade This will be h [...]


  • Fantastic realistic fiction A wonderful window into the life of a cancer survivor Norah is starting 7th grade after missing the past TWO years for cancer treatments She s ready to have a normal life again and reconnect with her friends as Norah, not the girl with cancer However, she is worried that she s missed too much in two years and several of her friends rarely came to see her while she was in the hospital She just wants things to the way they used to be but things aren t quite going as pla [...]


  • A superb book about a girl Who Is the kid who was sicke kid who missed two years of schoold the girl with cancer Norah has beaten cancer and is finally given the all clear to go back to school This book shows how cancer really is a tumor that entwines itself in every aspect of your life and it is very hard to separate from it I enjoyed the writing and applaud Dee for writing a story about a GIRL with cancer as opposed to story just about cancer.


  • Touching MG story about Norah, returning to school after being out for two years battling leukemia Readers will adore Norah and want to cheer for her as she embarks on her toughest challenge yet dealing with middle school and all its craziness This journey, laced with Greek myths, will be a classroom favorite.


  • Halfway Normal was not a story about a girl with cancer Halfway Normal was an amazing story about a middle school girl trapped between two worlds sick and well When Norah returns to school after a two year hiatus she wants to be anything but what everyone sees her as, The Girl Who Norah struggles with how to fit in with old friends, make new friends and find the balance between sick and well Norah s story is relatable to so many readers and should be on all Classroom and library shelves.


  • Halfway Normal is an incredible heartprintbook So many feels Empathy, understanding, life lessons bonus Greek myths MS must have.


  • The difficult re entry to school of a 7th grader who spent the last two years being treated for cancer is chronicled in Dee s very true to life story Norah was homeschooled during her cancer treatments and did well academically, but her social relationships understandably suffered She doesn t want to be treated differently now, and resents the overprotectiveness of her parents, but has difficulty navigating the world of a complicated middle school culture she hasn t been a part of for so long Th [...]


  • Middle School is stressful even for popular kids, but what about a girl who not only lost two years of normal , but also her hair and entry into puberty That s how reality looks to Norah now that she s beaten her bout of leukemia One of her two best friends avoided her the whole time she was sick, but Harper, her other bestie, visited frequently Thanks to an amazing tutor, herself a cancer survivor, Norah stayed on top of her studies and even exceeded in math and science She s scared to start sc [...]


  • Halfway Normal follows Norah as she returns to school following a two year cancer battle As she tries to force everything back to normal, though, she quickly learns that it isn t as easy as she thought The dynamics of Norah s friendships as well as a new crush show just how complex a serious illness can be Plus, the overall lesson about how we should embrace our past rather than run from it is something we can all relate to.


  • Truly was blessed by this story Norah spent two years out of school because she had Leukemia When she returned to school she was place in 8th grade Math and Science She was still a 7th grader She had to learn how to be a part of the crowd again She had read the Greek myths and Persephone was how she saw herself She discovered there was to it then just that She shared her story.Excellent


  • I really liked this book Halfway Normal such a great title Norah, who has the emotions and feelings of all preteens, but also has experienced what most preteens have not cancer I love the ending where she connects her love for the myth, Persephone with her experience with cancer.


  • This has been my SSR book, and I always looked forward to getting back into it It s a good middle grades book about a girl trying to figure out where she fits and who she is after spending two years out of school fighting cancer Norah s journey is a very relatable one, even if her experience is unique The Greek mythology stuff was a nice touch.


  • Great Middle School read on a girl returning to school after being out for 2 years for cancer treatment Her emotional swings, her flawed logic, etc all seemed true to a girl that age, especially one who has been cut off socially from her classmates for so long.


  • Norah Levy is a 12 year old entering seventh grade, but she hasn t been in school for the past 2 years She s been busy fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and now she s figuring out how to adjust to re entering the normal world Norah has difficulty with the transition from cancer patient to normal middle schooler Everyone in her grade knows her as The Girl Who and Norah is tired of people treating her differently She makes a new friend, Griffin, who shares her taste in books and mythical creat [...]


  • 4.5 After battling cancer for the past two year, Norah now cancer free tries to find her new normal while starting 7th grade filled with mean girls, friend drama, overprotective parents, and a cute boy she might have a crush on I loved this book This is such a refreshing read considering how many kidlit YAlit stories out there about kids battling cancer, you never get to see what happens after How their experiences are going to be a little different than the typical 7th grader, but they deserve [...]


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