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The Other Normals

by Ned Vizzini

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | November 5, 2014 | Hardcover

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Given the chance, fifteen-year-old Peregrine "Perry" Eckert would dedicate every waking moment to Creatures & Caverns, an epic role-playing game rich with magical creatures, spell casting, and deadly weapons. The world of C&C is where he feels most comfortable in his own skin. But that isn''t happening-not if his parents have anything to do with it. Concerned their son lacks social skills, they ship him off to summer camp to become a man. They want him to be outdoors playing with kids his own age and meeting girls-rather than indoors alone, with only his gaming alter ego for company. Perry knows he''s in for the worst summer of his life.

Everything changes, however, when Perry gets to camp and stumbles into the World of the Other Normals. There he meets Mortin Enaw, one of the creators of C&C, and other mythical creatures from the game, including the alluring Ada Ember, whom Perry finds more beautiful than any human girl he''s ever met. Perry''s new otherworldly friends need his help to save their princess and prevent mass violence. As they embark on their quest, Perry realizes that his nerdy childhood has uniquely prepared him to be a great warrior in this world, and maybe even a hero. But to save the princess, Perry will have to learn how to make real connections in the human world as well.

Bestselling author Ned Vizzini delivers a compulsively readable and wildly original story about the winding and often hilarious path to manhood.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.38 × 6 × 1.29 in

Published: November 5, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062079905

ISBN - 13: 9780062079909

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The Other Normals

by Ned Vizzini

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 400 pages, 8.38 × 6 × 1.29 in

Published: November 5, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062079905

ISBN - 13: 9780062079909

About the Book

Vizzini, author of "It's Kind of a Funny Story, " is back with a brilliantly funny and original new novel about a boy who is sent to camp to become a manNbut ends up on a fantastical journey that will change his life forever.

From the Publisher

Given the chance, fifteen-year-old Peregrine "Perry" Eckert would dedicate every waking moment to Creatures & Caverns, an epic role-playing game rich with magical creatures, spell casting, and deadly weapons. The world of C&C is where he feels most comfortable in his own skin. But that isn''t happening-not if his parents have anything to do with it. Concerned their son lacks social skills, they ship him off to summer camp to become a man. They want him to be outdoors playing with kids his own age and meeting girls-rather than indoors alone, with only his gaming alter ego for company. Perry knows he''s in for the worst summer of his life.

Everything changes, however, when Perry gets to camp and stumbles into the World of the Other Normals. There he meets Mortin Enaw, one of the creators of C&C, and other mythical creatures from the game, including the alluring Ada Ember, whom Perry finds more beautiful than any human girl he''s ever met. Perry''s new otherworldly friends need his help to save their princess and prevent mass violence. As they embark on their quest, Perry realizes that his nerdy childhood has uniquely prepared him to be a great warrior in this world, and maybe even a hero. But to save the princess, Perry will have to learn how to make real connections in the human world as well.

Bestselling author Ned Vizzini delivers a compulsively readable and wildly original story about the winding and often hilarious path to manhood.

About the Author

Ned Vizzini (1981-2013) began writing for theNew York Pressat the age of fifteen. At nineteen, he publishedTeen Angst? Naaah . . ., his autobiography of his years at Stuyvesant High School. His debut teen novel,Be More Chill, was named a Best Book of the Year byEntertainment Weeklyand selected for theToday ShowBook Club by Judy Blume.It''s Kind of a Funny Story, a cult classic, was adapted into a feature film and was named one of the 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels by National Public Radio.The Other Normals, his third novel, was a Junior Library Guild selection. He also wrote for television, including MTV''s hit showTeen Wolf. His books have been translated into twenty-five languages.

Editorial Reviews

?[A] lighthearted yet bitingly funny fantasy ? Through the protagonist?s incisive observations, rampant insecurities, and unapologetic embrace of nerd-culture, Vizzini depicts the teen male experience with authenticity and honesty.? (The Horn Book)