Caitlin lives with Asperger’s Disorder. Her older brother, Devon, used to help her make sense of the confusing things in the world, but he was killed in a school shooting. Caitlin tries to figure out his death and her world as her father retreats into his sorrow.
The author, Robert Hoge, was born with deformed legs and a giant tumor between his eyes, requiring numerous surgeries throughout his life. With honesty and grace, Robert recounts the struggles of growing up “ugly” and his determination to rise above life’s challenges.
Twelve-year-old Catherine just wants a normal life, which is nearly impossible when you have a brother with autism and a family that revolves around his disability. One summer, everything turns everything upside down and forces her to ask: What is normal?