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Welcome to Normal: The Quirks, Book 1

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Light magic, real emotion in tale of quirky family.

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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Enormously enjoyable

We read this aloud as a family and all of us enjoyed the story. It was hard to put it down each night. The story is fun but I personally liked the message that traits that set us apart can also be our strengths.

Is It Any Good?

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This is an enjoyable, fast read. WELCOME TO NORMAL introduces an unusual family with a not-so-unusual problem: settling in and finding their place in a new community. Kids will relate easily to levelheaded, responsible Molly, who loves her family but worries they're too weird. This wild family is loving and lovable, with a few odd notes: The single mom is surprisingly hapless, the young brother gets away with serious mischief that seems to upset no one but Molly, and there's a fairy grandmother who's introduced and largely forgotten.

Kelly Light's full-page and spot illustrations bring the family to life. Quirky design elements -- a sideways table of contents, chapter headings that go every which way -- add to the fun.

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