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The Other Normals

Ned Vizzini

In a departure from the realism of 2006's It's Kind of a Funny Story, Vizzini explores one teen’s quest to become a hero in this lighthearted fantasy. Fifteen-year-old Perry Eckert is obsessed with the game Creatures & Caverns, to the point that his parents send him to summer camp to take a break from his obsession. At the camp, he stumbles upon a portal to the World of the Other Normals, a fantasy land which is similar to his favorite game. Here Perry befriends game creator Mortin Enaw and joins a band of rebels in their mission to defeat the enemy, save the realm's princess and prevent the land's destruction.