Steering Toward Normal
Steering Toward Normal
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Steering Toward Normal

Written and illustrated by Rebecca Petruck
Published by Amulet Books
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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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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781419707322
    Publication Date
    May 13, 2014
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2013045512
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1419707329
    Lexile® Level
    830L
    ATOS® Book Level
    5.09
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    11
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    168581
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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