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GROUP BUDDY READ > Faking Normal (Faking Normal #1) by Courtney C. Stevens - MMC GBR - Starting August 1st 2020

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Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22812 comments Mod


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.

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.


Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22812 comments Mod
Faking Normal (Faking Normal #1) by Courtney C. Stevens will be our 4th GBR for August 2020.

Please read at your own pace, and hide any spoilers ☺ You are welcome to join at any time during the month ☺

Happy Reading Everybody!

Our MMC GBR review thread can be found here - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


Anna 'Bookbuyer' (bookbuyer) | 22812 comments Mod
Pre-Reading Questions -

Anybody got any thoughts on this one before we start?

Has anyone read anything similar to this before?

Anybody read anything else by this author previously?



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Karen Barber | 10689 comments Don’t know the author, but the book sounds interesting. Up to ch4 and we’ve had an intro to most of the characters, though the identity of the guy who’s done this hasn’t been revealed.


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Karen Barber | 10689 comments Up to ch9. I’m liking the way the friendship between Bodee and Lexi is developing. Got a nasty feeling about the potential identity of Lexi’s rapist (and I’m hoping I’m wrong but the info being dropped seems to be trying too hard to steer us in a certain direction).


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Karen Barber | 10689 comments Up to ch20. The fixation with the boys and their relationships is starting to grate. I’m also saddened by the fact that people seem so immune to the signs of other’s hurt.


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Karen Barber | 10689 comments Finished. Review on home page. Hard not to post more on this one, but it’s important to not go into this with too many preconceptions. Subject matter makes it hard to say it’s a book I enjoyed reading, but it was sensitive in approach and the bond between the two characters was genuinely heartwarming.


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Sharon Mariampillai | 9831 comments Chapter 1: (view spoiler)


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Aly (alyp_01) | 10082 comments Just started listening


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Aly (alyp_01) | 10082 comments Karen wrote: "Don’t know the author, but the book sounds interesting. Up to ch4 and we’ve had an intro to most of the characters, though the identity of the guy who’s done this hasn’t been revealed."

Yeah (view spoiler)


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Aly (alyp_01) | 10082 comments ch 7 (view spoiler) the audiobook has a southern accent and I don't love it. It makes Alexi sound kind of hick


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Aly (alyp_01) | 10082 comments Karen wrote: "Up to ch9. I’m liking the way the friendship between Bodee and Lexi is developing. Got a nasty feeling about the potential identity of Lexi’s rapist (and I’m hoping I’m wrong but the info being dro..."

Yeah I'm feeling that way too about her rapist. I am glad Alexi has Bodee


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Aly (alyp_01) | 10082 comments ch 13 (view spoiler)


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Aly (alyp_01) | 10082 comments Karen wrote: "Up to ch20. The fixation with the boys and their relationships is starting to grate. I’m also saddened by the fact that people seem so immune to the signs of other’s hurt."

Agreed. The guys being so special and the girls, especially Heather, pushing Hayden on Alexi is frustrating


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Aly (alyp_01) | 10082 comments ch 21 (view spoiler)


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Aly (alyp_01) | 10082 comments ch 23 (view spoiler)


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Aly (alyp_01) | 10082 comments finished (view spoiler)


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Aly (alyp_01) | 10082 comments Karen wrote: "Finished. Review on home page. Hard not to post more on this one, but it’s important to not go into this with too many preconceptions. Subject matter makes it hard to say it’s a book I enjoyed read..."

It was definitely difficult subject matter and I enjoyed the relationship between Alexi and Bodee


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Aly (alyp_01) | 10082 comments Sharon wrote: "Chapter 1: [spoilers removed]"

Agreed (view spoiler)


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Aaron (aa3142) | 1231 comments Sharon wrote: "Chapter 1: [spoilers removed]"

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Aaron (aa3142) | 1231 comments Up to chapter 3
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Aaron (aa3142) | 1231 comments Chapter 9
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Sharon Mariampillai | 9831 comments Chapter 4: (view spoiler)


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Sharon Mariampillai | 9831 comments Aly wrote: "ch 7 [spoilers removed] the audiobook has a southern accent and I don't love it. It makes Alexi sound kind of hick"

Agreed! (view spoiler)


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Sharon Mariampillai | 9831 comments Aaron wrote: "Sharon wrote: "Chapter 1: [spoilers removed]"

[spoilers removed]"


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Sharon Mariampillai | 9831 comments Karen wrote: "Up to ch9. I’m liking the way the friendship between Bodee and Lexi is developing. Got a nasty feeling about the potential identity of Lexi’s rapist (and I’m hoping I’m wrong but the info being dro..."

I, too, am liking the friendship between Bodee and Lexi. They seem to understand each other, and support each other. I am glad that they have each other.


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Sharon Mariampillai | 9831 comments Chapter 9: (view spoiler)


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Aaron (aa3142) | 1231 comments Sharon wrote: "Aly wrote: "ch 7 [spoilers removed] the audiobook has a southern accent and I don't love it. It makes Alexi sound kind of hick"

Agreed! [spoilers removed]"

Up to chapter 10
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Sharon Mariampillai | 9831 comments Aaron wrote: "Sharon wrote: "Aly wrote: "ch 7 [spoilers removed] the audiobook has a southern accent and I don't love it. It makes Alexi sound kind of hick"

Agreed! [spoilers removed]"
Up to chapter 10
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That's another good point. (view spoiler)


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Aaron (aa3142) | 1231 comments Chapter 23
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Aaron (aa3142) | 1231 comments Done
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Sharon Mariampillai | 9831 comments Ending Thoughts: (view spoiler)


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Aly (alyp_01) | 10082 comments Aaron wrote: "Done
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Totally agree!


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Aly (alyp_01) | 10082 comments Sharon wrote: "Ending Thoughts: [spoilers removed]"

Same


Mummy's Naughty Corner (mummysnaughtycorner) | 7004 comments Mod
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Mummy's Naughty Corner (mummysnaughtycorner) | 7004 comments Mod
Karen wrote: "Up to ch20. The fixation with the boys and their relationships is starting to grate. I’m also saddened by the fact that people seem so immune to the signs of other’s hurt."

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Mummy's Naughty Corner (mummysnaughtycorner) | 7004 comments Mod
Aly wrote: "Karen wrote: "Up to ch9. I’m liking the way the friendship between Bodee and Lexi is developing. Got a nasty feeling about the potential identity of Lexi’s rapist (and I’m hoping I’m wrong but the ..."

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Mummy's Naughty Corner (mummysnaughtycorner) | 7004 comments Mod
Aly wrote: "ch 23 [spoilers removed]"

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Mummy's Naughty Corner (mummysnaughtycorner) | 7004 comments Mod
Sharon wrote: "Chapter 9: [spoilers removed]"

That's so true.


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Aaron wrote: "Chapter 23
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Jamie | 11131 comments Sharon wrote: "Chapter 1: [spoilers removed]"

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Jamie | 11131 comments Aaron wrote: "Chapter 9
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Jamie | 11131 comments Aaron wrote: "Chapter 23
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Jamie | 11131 comments Mummy's Naughty Corner wrote: "Finished

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