Twelve steps to normal / Farrah Penn ; foreword by James Patterson.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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. Bit is that what Kira really wants?"-- From the publisher.
    • Notes:
      "James Patterson presents"--Cover of dust jacket.
    • Other Titles:
      12 steps to normal.
    • ISBN:
      9780316471602
      0316471607
    • Accession Number:
      2017048468
    • Accession Number:
      ocn993420351
      993420351
    • Accession Number:
      lcc.ocn993420351
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      PENN, F.; PATTERSON, J. Twelve steps to normal. [s. l.]: JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2018. ISBN 9780316471602. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.ocn993420351&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 19 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Penn F, Patterson J. Twelve Steps to Normal. JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.ocn993420351&custid=s6224580. Accessed January 19, 2020.
    • APA:
      Penn, F., & Patterson, J. (2018). Twelve steps to normal. JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.ocn993420351&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Penn, Farrah, and James Patterson. 2018. Twelve Steps to Normal. JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.ocn993420351&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Penn, F. and Patterson, J. (2018) Twelve steps to normal. JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.ocn993420351&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 19 January 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Penn, F & Patterson, J 2018, Twelve steps to normal, JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company, viewed 19 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Penn, Farrah, and James Patterson. Twelve Steps to Normal. JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.ocn993420351&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Penn, Farrah, and James Patterson. Twelve Steps to Normal. JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.ocn993420351&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Penn F, Patterson J. Twelve steps to normal [Internet]. JIMMY Patterson Books, Little, Brown and Company; 2018 [cited 2020 Jan 19]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.ocn993420351&custid=s6224580

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 January #1

Kira's life changed eight months ago when her alcoholic father went to rehab, and she moved from her small Texas hometown to stay with her aunt. She left behind her dance team, close friends, and a boyfriend. Now it's time to return, and she's nervous. Is her father sober for good? Will she and Jay resume their relationship? When Kira discovers her father has opened their home to three friends from rehab, and Jay is now dating one of her best friends, she is furious and plans her own "12 steps" to the life she once had. Although Kira's path is often predictable—denial, anger, grief, and understanding take turns leading her through emotional growth—Penn nicely captures the all-consuming emotions of a teen wrestling life into some sort of order. A comfortable new romance and an unexpected death provide comfort and catharsis. Penn's note to the reader explains that she too had a father who suffered from alcoholism, and it's this loving, compassionate hindsight that will speak honestly to readers in the same situation. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2017 December #3

Sixteen-year-old Kira moves back home after eight months of living with her aunt in Oregon while her father was in rehab. Back in Texas, Kira is happy to reunite with her best friends Lin, Whitney, and Raegan, and she hopes to reconnect with her ex-boyfriend, Jay. What she doesn't expect is that her father has opened up their home to three other recovering alcoholics he met at rehab. Kira is upset by her father's choice in roommates and does her best to keep the situation secret, but Lin knows Kira is hiding something, and Whitney is now dating Jay. Meanwhile, Kira's middle school crush, Alex, is starting to feel like the only person she can talk to. Debut novelist Penn uses her own experience with an alcoholic father (discussed in an author's note) as a basis for Kira's relationship with her father—or, rather, the relationship she wishes she had with him. Penn is open about the fact that her story doesn't address some of the harsher aspects of addition and relapse, but it does emphasize the importance of support and forgiveness. Ages 14–up. Agent: Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Mar.)

Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly.