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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2018 Farrah Penn (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Penn creates a realistic character in Kira, one who finely balances the rational thoughts of a child of addiction with the emotional struggles of a high school student. Kira's journey should speak to many teenage readers, even those who do not have firsthand experience with addiction or addicts.... A smart recommendation for readers looking to escape into a substantive world of personal discovery." (Kirkus, starred review)

"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, author of the ALA William C. Morris Award winner The Serpent King)

"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, New York Times best-selling author of Tell Me Three Things)

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