She's done it again. Tammy never fails to take us on a rollercoaster of emotions with not only her story telling but also and more importantly with her characters. Differently Normal is an absolute definite must read. You will fall in love with Bee (how can you not?), respect and love Maddy (especially her devotion to her sister), and you will cry real tears......be it happy tears or sad tears........there's a range of emotions as you read this beautiful story, so get your cuppa, curl up in a cozy spot and settle in for a powerful read.
I don't have much time to read and I rarely finish a book. My gosh I'm glad I read and finished this. It wasn't hard to do. I loved this from start to finish and I didn't want it to end. And although I wish it had a different ending so I wasn't left a sobbing mess at work, it really touched my heart. Great read Tammy, one I will be thinking about long after I put it down.
Having read and loved a few books by this author, I was really looking forward to reading Differently Normal. Yet again, I’m pleased to announce this was another wonderfully emotional book by a very talented author.
This story started off quite funny and light hearted, with me giggling at a Santa Claus look-a-like and what he gets up to in his spare time, and moustache waxing, as my hubby has wax for his moustache and oil for his winter beard, and no, I’m not married to Santa Claus, before anyone asks.
As I progressed through this book, I became much more emotionally involved, and felt the story weighing down on me more and more. This is a touching and heart breaking tale of family bonds, family struggles, health issues and young love.
Being married to someone who has had seizures in the past, I could relate to how awful it is watching someone you love having seizures, and how incredibly terrifying it is to witness it happening.
I don’t want to say any more about the plot, other than while a part of me loved how this book ended, another part of me kept trying to re-write parts of this book to try and prevent emotions I could feel bubbling up inside me.
If you are after a fluffy feel good book, this definitely isn’t for you. However, if you’re after an emotional love story, with real feeling characters, that takes you on a journey of struggles and heartache, I highly recommend this book. Just remember to buy a box of tissues at the same time as buying this book, as I suspect you will have to wipe away your own tears at some point throughout this story.
Differently Normal by Tammy Robinson. Every family has its issues. For Maddy, life is all about routine. It has to be, to keep her autistic sister happy and healthy. With just Maddy and her mother as Bee’s full time carers, there’s no time in Maddy’s life for complications like friends, let alone a boyfriend. Differently Normal is a spellbinding story of love that will leave you breathless. OMG. Absolutely lovely and moving read. Beautifully written. Had tears in my eyes. I loved Maddy and Albert. Definitely worth more than 5*. Tbc on fb.