Monday, December 30, 2013
The Other Normals, by Ned Vizzini, 387 pages
Perry Eckert has no friends, is obsessed with his role-playing D&D-like game, and is outraged to find that his parents are sending him to a summer camp in the hope of socializing him. But once he arrives at the camp, he finds a way into his D&D-like game- a world where he isn't a nerd, girls talk to him, and he is a tough guy.
This young adult book is both funny and cringe-inducing at times, and might resonate with teenage boys. It ends with potential for a sequel, but with the author's recent death, I don't think we'll be seeing that...