Absolutely Normal Chaos
Mary Lou Finney is less than excited about her assignment to keep a journal over the summer. Boring! Then cousin Carl Ray comes to stay with her family, and what starts out as the dull dog days of summer quickly turns into the wildest roller coaster ride of all time.
How was Mary Lou suppose to know what would happen with Carl Ray and the ring? Or with her boy-crazy best friend Beth Ann? Or with (sigh) the permanently pink Alex Cheevey? Suddenly a boring school project becomes a record of the most exciting, incredible, unbelievable summer of Mary Lou's life.
But what if her teacher actually does read her journal?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
Not a prequel, not a sequel, just set in the same world as Walk Two Moons. Both totally stand alone. I think I liked this one better because it wasn't quite so implausibly melodramatic. Still has the same theme of empathy, of the value of getting to know someone before judging them. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wichitafriendsschool - LibraryThing
A prequel to the 1995 Newbery Medal winner Walk Two Moons. Absolutely Normal Chaos chronicles the daily life of 13-year-old Mary Lou Finney during her most chaotic and romantic summer ever. Read full review