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Sara and the Search for Normal

Sara and the Search for Normal is a book by Wesley King.

Wesley King

Sara's Rules to be Normal

1. Stop taking your pills
19. Make a friend
137. Don't put mayonnaise on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

Sara wants one thing: to be normal. What she has instead are multiple diagnoses from Dr. Ring. Sara's constant battle with False Alarm — what she calls panic attacks — and other episodes cause her to isolate herself. She rarely speaks, especially not at school, and so she doesn't have any friends. But when she starts group therapy she meets someone new. Talkative and outgoing Erin doesn't believe in "normal," and Sara finds herself in unfamiliar territory: at the movies, at a birthday party, and with someone to tell about her crush — in short, with a friend. But there's more to Erin than her cheerful exterior, and Sara begins to wonder if helping Erin will mean sacrificing their friendship. (From Simon & Schuster)

Wesley King is a children's nook author from Nova Scotia. His previous books include OCDaniel and A World Below. He also co-wrote the The Wizenard Series series with Kobe Bryant.

Interviews with Wesley King

Wesley King was on his boat in Halifax when he got a call that changed his life: Kobe Bryant, the basketball legend, wanted to talk to him about developing a children's book together. That phone call led to The Wizenard Series, which is about the ups and downs of youth basketball, and what’s possible with hard work and a little magic. King joined Tom Power to talk about the book series and share his memories of the late basketball star four months after his death. 9:32

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