Thursday, March 19, 2015

Winter Reading 2015 Oddly Normal: Book 1


Oddly is a half-witch. Her mother comes from Fignation (a figment of imagination) and her father is a human from our world. Her parents never seem to clue in to the fact that she has no friends because she is so different - pointy ears, green hair. When she gets frustrated with everything and makes a wish on her birthday candles, suddenly she's on her own. Her auntie comes and takes her to Fignation, where Oddly thinks she will finally be able to fit in. While her aunt tries to figure out what exactly that wish did, she sends Oddly to school to keep up a normal routine. Her classes at Menagerie Middle School have kids that are zombies, werewolves, vampires, and she even sees a character from a comic book. The teachers are equally bizarre. Will she finally be able to make some friends and enjoy herself?

This is a story that shows no matter who you are or where you are, there are always people who will pick on you for being a bit different. Of course, the main point is to be careful what you wish for. But readers will have to stick with the series to see what Oddly and her auntie do next.

If you enjoy "The Munsters" or "The Addam's Family", some of the scenery may seem a bit familiar to you. And if you enjoy books with plenty of imagination, this one should keep you entertained.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. (This collects issues #1-5.)

No comments:

Post a Comment