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Steering Toward Normal

Written & illustrated by Rebecca Petruck
Published by Amulet Books
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May 13, 2014
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Eighth grade is set to be a good year for Diggy Lawson: He’s chosen a great calf to compete at the Minnesota State Fair, he’ll see a lot of July, the girl he secretly likes at 4-H, and he and his dad Pop have big plans for April Fool’s Day. But everything changes when classmate Wayne Graf’s mother dies, which brings to light the secret that Pop is Wayne’s father, too. Suddenly, Diggy has a half brother, who moves in and messes up his life. Wayne threatens Diggy’s chances at the State Fair, horns in on his girl, and rattles his easy relationship with Pop. What started out great quickly turns into the worst year ever, filled with jealousy, fighting, and several incidents involving cow poop. But as the boys care for their steers, pull pranks, and watch too many B movies, they learn what it means to be brothers and change their concept of family as they slowly steer toward a new kind of normal.

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Rebecca Petruck

Rebecca Petruck worked at Condé Nast in marketing before returning to school to earn an MFA in creative writing. She lives in Creston, North Carolina.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781419707322
Publication Date:
May 13, 2014
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2013045512
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1419707329
Lexile® Level:
830L
ATOS® Book Level:
5.09
Accelerated Reader® Points:
11.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
168581
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
MG

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