Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer. Ashamed and embarrassed, she hides in her closet and compulsively scratches the back of her neck, trying to make the outside hurt more than the inside does.
At school, nobody sees the scratches or her pain. The only person she connects with is the mysterious Captain Lyric, who writes song lyrics on her fourth-period desk for her to complete. With pencil marks and music, Alexi carves out a comfortable space for herself as she and the Captain finish each other's songs--words on a desk feel safer than words spoken aloud.
But when Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend who understands her better than anyone. He has secrets of his own and knows all about suffering in silence. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally speak up.
With her powerful, moving debut novel, author Courtney C. Stevens emerges as an extraordinary new talent to watch.
|Grouped Work ID||484ae8b3-df92-9dd5-4f50-d2bf1ac5c50c|
|Grouping Title||faking normal|
|Grouping Author||stevens courtney c|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-15 22:44:03PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-10-14 23:51:23PM|
|author||Stevens, Courtney C.|
Findaway World, LLC.
Harper Audio (Firm).
Playaway Digital Audio.
|author_display||Stevens, Courtney C|
Bellevue - Teen Fiction
Goodlettsville - Teen Fiction
Inglewood - Teen Fiction
|display_description||Alexi Littrell hasn't told anyone what happened to her over the summer. When Bodee Lennox, the quiet and awkward boy next door, comes to live with the Littrells, Alexi discovers an unlikely friend in "the Kool-Aid Kid," who has secrets of his own. As they lean on each other for support, Alexi gives him the strength to deal with his past, and Bodee helps her find the courage to finally face the truth.|
|local_callnumber_catalog||YA Fiction Stevens|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
Secrets -- Fiction
Teenagers -- Fiction
Young adult fiction
Faking normal / Courtney C. Stevens
Faking normal [sound recording] / Courtney C. Stevens
Young Adult Fiction
Young Adult Literature
Young adult fiction