Kate Klise

Kate  Klise
Kate Klise's previous books, created with her sister, illustrator M. Sarah Klise, have won numerous awards, including the California Young Readers Medal. Deliver Us From Normal, the touching story about an eleven-year-old boy growing up in family that to him feels anything but normal, is her first solo novel and a departure from the more whimsical graphic novels she creates with her sister.
Deliver Us From Normal came about because Kate wanted to write a more serious novel about a big, beautifully chaotic family. The older I get, the more I appreciate the idea of being thrown together with a group of people you might have a lot in common with, or nothing at all, she says. You don't have the option of doing anything other than making your family relationships workforever. I like that. I like that there's no love as fierce as the love you feel for your family; that there's no one you feel more protective of than the very same people who can drive you crazy.
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