Seriously, Norman! by Chris Raschka

August 27, 2011 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

Seriously, Norman!

Norman, Anna, Emma, and Leonard try to find out why adults think and act in such strange ways, and with the help ofNorman’s new tutor, Balthazar Birdsong, they almost figure it out.

I read Seriously, Norman!,  by Chris Raschka. I thought it was a very good book, but I doubt it will be the OPLbery winner this year. The pacing was probably the best of any book I’ve read for OPLbery this year, with a perfect mix of action and plot. Speaking of which, the plot was a bit hard to follow. It was a bit random and very silly. The characters were well developed, but sometimes I felt it was too easy to predict their actions. The book is about a boy named Norman Normann. His father’s name is Orman, and his mother’s name is Norma. Norman isn’t doing well in school, so his parents decide to hire a tutor. The tutor’s name is Balthazar Birdsong, and his methods are…well…a bit unconventional. He tells Norman to read the dictionary (of all things!). Little does Norman know that these strange lessons will be very useful to him…but I’ve told you too much! Now you want to go read the book, don’t you? Ah, well.  -Lucas 🙂

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