Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Oddly Normal Book 1 by Otis Frampton

Oddly Normal is half-witch.  She lives with her parents in a witchy-like house and goes to school with regular kids.  They bully her to death.  She's fed up with her life.

Image Comics and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today, so you can grab a copy now.

I was pleasantly surprised by this graphic novel.  I wasn't sure about a green haired kid with pointed ears but Mr. Frampton does a good job with his graphics and has an interesting story line.

We start out on earth, but it's Oddly's tenth birthday and when her folks call her in blow out the candles on her cake, she's mad.  It's always the same thing, none of the kid's will come to her party, her Mom and Dad are falsely excited, and it's just TOO MUCH!  She blows out her candles and wishes they'd just disappear.  Unfortunately, they do.  So does the house.

When her aunt shows up late, she's amazed.  All she can do is take her home to Fignation, the magical town her mother grew up in.  She's going to look for a solution.

My very favorite part of the story is when Oddly goes to school there.  The students are all kinds of monsters with defects and attitudes.  (I swear I recognized some of those kids...)  Even her teachers aren't normal.  She was hoping for a fresh start but all she gets is a new set of bullies.

I'll be watching for more in this series.  The stories are amusing, fun to read, and the graphics made me laugh.  And now I think a green haired girl with pointed ears is cool. 

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