Define "Normal"

by Julie Ann Peters


Antonia Dillon is eager to participate in the new counseling program at school- only to find to find out her partner is Jasmine Luther. Jazz is nothing like Antonia at all. She's a psycho freaky whacked-out punker. They are complete opposites and don't really get along at first. But through out the sessions Antonia and Jazz open up and learn more about each other and discover they actually have more in common than they would have thought. As their lives begins to unravel, Jazz and Antonia end up becoming each others only support. The complete opposites discover they were't really opposites at all.


conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected


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Antonia Dillon

Antonia is a good straight A student and quiet. She is always doing homework or programs that she thinks will look good on her college application. Which is why she decided to join the peer counseling program at school. When she finds out her peer is Jazz, she believes she's is beyond help. Antonia tries to keep everything together at home because her mom is too "sick" to get out of bed. Things at home slip out of control to where her only help ends up being the last person she'd ever expect.
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Jazz Luther

Jazz is a wild child with piercings, tattoos, blue hair, black lipstick. She's all about self expression. But Jazz is definitely more than meets the eye. Jazz tries so hard to be different because her parents are always on her to act "normal" like other girls. This leads her to be very defiant with her parents. Jazz is actually a very good kid who makes good grades, people just wont give her a chance because of her appearance.
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"Can you look forward to something and dread it at the same time? That's how I felt about Friday's session. It was sort of fun meeting with Jazz. It took my mind off . . . other things. At the same time I worried that we might pick up where we left off Wednesday. With mothers.

My stomach roiled all morning just thinking about it. I had to take control. It was time to move on to step two: Restate the problem. Reflect it back to the person to make you understand. Jazz had told me her problem. She hated her mother. I could understand that..."