Book Review: Oddly Normal Book 2 by Otis Frampton

Oddly Normal Book 2 is the second trade paperback of the Oddly Normal graphic novel series by Otis Frampton. This includes issues 6-10 and picks up right after the first collection. I do not recommend jumping in here, start from the beginning!

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. She is 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, does not make it easy to make friends at school! On her tenth birthday, she blew out the candles on her birthday cake and made 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. 

Oddly Normal Book 2 picks up right were volume one left off. She is in Fignation with her aunt, trying to discover where her parents went, find out about her family history, and survive school. Thankfully she has some great new friends, who make things a little easier for her. Of course, in a place like Fignation everyone is a little different. Her friends and the not so friendly teachers and other students are all right out of dreams, nightmares, and stories. I think the best parts of this collection are when Oddly gets a peak at memories, and when her friends insist on giving her a birthday gift. However, as a whole the graphic novel felt a little disjointed. I think I might wait and read the full collection (when all the volumes are released, in a row. That might make it feel more like a story to me rather than vignettes that have little connecting them.


Oddly Normal Book 2 is  a good collection, but not fantastic. The art is wonderful and there are some great storylines here, and lots to work with. However I felt like there is little pulling everything together at this point. 
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