Reading Level: Middle Grade
Genre: Graphic Novel/Paranormal
Length: 128 pages
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd volume in the Oddly Normal series
Source: Borrowed from Library
Rating: 4/5 stars
“In Volume 2, Oddly Normal’s adventure in Fignation continues with new friends, new mysteries and new revelations about her missing parents.
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, also known as the Wicked Witch of the West and a father from Earth doesn’t make it easy to make friends at school! On her tenth birthday, she blows out the candles on her birthday cake and makes a disastrous wish.
Now, Oddly must travel to Fignation to uncover the mystery of her parents’ disappearance. Join Oddly as she navigates a strange new school, teenage angst, monstrous bullies, and Evil itself on an unforgettable fantasy adventure through the vibrant world of Fignation in Oddly Normal.”
This was a good continuation of the the Oddly Normal series. This is a great series for all ages; me and my 9 year old son has been enjoying these books a lot.
I loved the illustration and color used throughout this graphic novel; it’s so fun to look at and easy to follow.
This volume basically expands some on Oddly’s background as we get to visit some of Oddly’s mother’s memories.
Oddly also makes an unlikely group of friends who are highly entertaining. There is a lot of fun in this book as well as some normal “trying to fit into middle school” type of issues. I thought the plot was a bit slow and hope that the next volume starts a more engaging plot.
Overall a very fun read that is great for all ages. The illustration is amazing. This volume provides mostly background and introduces some new characters. I am hoping volume 3 starts a more engaging story.