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Oddly Normal

Title: Oddly Normal Vol. I
Author: Otis Frampton
Publisher: Diamond Book Distributors
Publishing date: 24.03.2015
ISBN: 9781632152268

Meet Oddly Normal, a ten-year-old girl with pointed ears and green hair — a half-witch who will be the first to tell you that having a mother from a magical land called Fignation and a father from Earth doesn’t make it easy to make friends at school!

My Review:
Oddly Normal is the narrator and title character of the book. Half witch and half human she struggles to fit into the world. At her birthday after being annoyed with her mother and father she wishes for them to disappear, and they do. In order to stay safe Oddly has to go to Fignation with her mother’s sister.
In Fignation Oddly struggles to fit in on her new school filled with mythical creatures. and new bullies while her aunt ponder on how Oddly’s parents disappeared and how to get them back.

I very much enjoyed this story. Oddly was a fun character and the story progression was good. It did not throw in too much too early, and things were slowly explained. I look forward to future installments in the series, and I hope that Oddly will stay in Fignation for a while in order to explore this “unexplainable” world. In addition to the story I though the artwork was imaginative and interesting.

Love Volume 1: The Tiger

Author: Federico Bertolucci
Magnetic Press
Published: 10.02.2015 ||

I loved this book. There are no words, but the images tells the story perfectly. The story of the unforgiving jungle is both beautiful and sad.
The images provokes my imaginations and I could hear the sound of the jungle, the fighting for food and the fight for survival. Even with the lack of words I feared for the life of both hunter and prey, and the book presented a moral question in whether or not it is necessary to kill to survive. In nature it is “Kill or be killed, eat or be eaten” and the end of the story proves that humans are also included in the jungles dietary system.
And though I am feeling for all the animals in this book I also can’t help myself but to feel for the Tiger as well. I wish for the tiger to find food, but I also wish for the prey to get away and survive.