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Twelve Steps to Normal

(2018)
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James Patterson presents this emotionally resonant novel that shows that while some broken things can't be put back exactly the way they were, they can be repaired and made even stronger.

Kira's 12 Steps To A Normal Life

  1. Accept Grams is gone.
  2. Learn to forgive Dad.
  3. Steal back ex-boyfriend from best friend....
And somewhere between one and 12, realize that when your parent's an alcoholic, there's no such thing as "normal".

When Kira's father enters rehab, she's forced to leave everything behind - her home, her best friends, her boyfriend...everything she loves. Now her father's sober (again) and Kira is returning home, determined to get her life back to normal...exactly as it was before she was sent away.

But is that what Kira really wants?

Life, love, and loss come crashing together in this visceral, heartfelt story by BuzzFeed writer Farrah Penn about a girl who struggles to piece together the shards of her once-normal life before his alcoholism tore it apart.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"Twelve Steps to Normal is a powerful, heartfelt debut about the lengths we'll go for those we love, and the hurdles we encounter along the way. In pages brimming with honesty, Penn shines an empathetic light on addiction, ultimately demonstrating that forgiveness--not only its redemptive qualities, but its messy ones, too--is well worth the struggle." - David Arnold

"Farrah Penn's debut, Twelve Steps to Normal, is a heartfelt story about the aftermath of addiction. Equal parts swoony and poignant, I couldn't help but cheer for her main character Kira as she tries to put her life back together in the wake of loss." - Julie Buxbaum

"Funny, honest, and filled with nuanced characters you can't help caring about." - Melina Marchetta

"Poignant and powerful, Penn's story is searing in its insight into the human heart and the effects of addiction. Bravo!" - Adriana Mather

"Twelve Steps to Normal is a searing, gut-punch of a story--one that is, unfortunately, all too common. It takes us through all the painful steps of a relationship with someone suffering from addiction, but it does so in a voice that's funny and personal enough to make us want to keep turning the page, even when we are afraid of what we might find there." - Josh Sundquist

"Farrah Penn's characters feel like old friends and new loves, all intertwined in a story that feels achingly familiar yet entirely original. Bursting with humor and heart, Twelve Steps to Normal is a dazzling debut you won't want to miss." - Jessica Taylor

"Step one: Pick up this compulsively readable book and fall in love with its richly drawn characters and deeply empathetic reminder that none of us are broken beyond repair. Step two: Repeat." - Jeff Zentner


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Hardback Editions

March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Twelve Steps to Normal
Author(s): Farrah Penn
ISBN: 0-316-47160-7 / 978-0-316-47160-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: jimmy patterson
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Twelve Steps to Normal
Author(s): Farrah Penn
ISBN: 0-316-47161-5 / 978-0-316-47161-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers US
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Twelve Steps to Normal
Author(s): Farrah Penn
ISBN: 1-4789-9530-0 / 978-1-4789-9530-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson
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March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Twelve Steps to Normal: Library Edition
Author(s): James Patterson
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Twelve Steps to Normal
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Title: Twelve Steps to Normal
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Title: Twelve Steps to Normal
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