Standalone Sunday is a fun feature created by Megan at Bookslayerreads where each Sunday you feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend. There’s so much focus on books that are part of a series… she thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!

Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And be sure to check out Megan’s very creative blog and leave a link in her Standalone Sunday comments section so she can add your blog to the list

My Standalone Pick this week is:






“There’s an unfortunate side effect of love, an infinite ache that keeps us up at night.”

In a normal love story, she’d drop her papers, and he’d pick them up. They’d lock eyes, and their forevers would begin…but this isn’t your ordinary love story.

Fifteen Seconds of Normal chronicles the desperate days of three seventeen-year-olds struggling through the worst month of their lives. Kaeya, a transfer student on a quest to hide her Tourette Syndrome. Thatcher, a literature obsessed junior on the edge of a breakdown. And, Sam, an indie film maker with a secret of his own.

When the three meet in their school’s abandoned art gallery, they come up with a daring plan to rewrite the narrative, change the world, and find their fifteen seconds of normal.

A “Perks of Being a Wallflower” for a new generation from EPIC Award finalist Alex Marestaing.

“On par with John Green, with a similar feel to The Fault in Our Stars. My favorite book of the year so far.”
— Books Direct Australia

“Five Stars. Probably the best book I’ve read all year, and I never saw it coming.”
— Smada’s Book Smack

“Five Stars. The author’s writing style had me hooked from the start, and there were times when I had to double check to make sure I wasn’t reading some long, lost work by John Green that I’d overlooked before. Seriously, just grab a copy, or ten, so you can share them with your friends.”
— A Page to Turn

“Alex Marestaing weaves a beautiful, heartwarming coming-of-age tale. I guarantee Fifteen Seconds of Normal is a story you will want to go back to again and again.”
— Readers’ Favorite



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