I’m going to do this one a little bit differently. I’m going to do books where things seem normal but are really out of the ordinary. They may be magical, they may be a world hidden in plain sight, or they may be a person trying desperately to keep up a disguise. It’s been a fun ride guys so here is the final Pokemon Reads.
Lumberjanes Vol. 1
At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types isn’t like your normal summer camp. And that’s okay! For best pals Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley, they aren’t exactly normal campers. They are Lumberjane scouts as comfortable fighting a yeti as making a friendship bracelet.
This group isn’t going to let anything get in their way of having a fun summer not three-eyed wolves, giant falcons, any insane quest or arrays of supernatural critters
Lumberjane scouts have some of the best badges in history, so while they may not be normal, they may be better. Instead focusing on friendship before everything and things like talking out conflicts, theses are the scouts for today.
It is the second title launching in BOOM comics’ new BOOM! Box imprint. It’s a touch of punk rock, a touch of girl scouts, and a whole lot of awesome.
I read most of these in 2018 and I plan to do some backlog reviews on each of the Volumes soon.
The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Skitty
The link between the Pokemon and the book is there because of something that happens a little bit later in the series.
Alex Stowe thinks that normal is a world where his creativity is shunned. So shunned, in fact, it’s deadly. He’s about to turn thirteen and. Every year in Quill thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths.
There isn’t a question which category Alex will be in, meanwhile, his brother Aaron is a Wanted, bound for the University, but instead of being sent to his death, the so-called “death farm” turns out to be a mirage hiding a magical world called Artime.
It is a place where the artistic Unwanteds can explore their creative abilities and use them magically. Alex is a visual artist and thrives there, learning a new kind of normal he never thought possible.
But twins aren’t often separated, and Alex and Aaron’s bond will be put to the test as Quill and Artime face off in a magical battle over what normal should be.
I also read this series in 2018 and hope to get the backlog reviews up at some point.
The Pokemon this book reminds me of is: Eevee
This Pokemon reminds me of this book because while it looks normal on the surface it can transform into all sorts of magical things.
Sometimes trying to find your own normal can be an adventure all it’s own. Molly Nathan’s is a middle schooler with OCD. She doesn’t want anyone to know about it though. Even though her world is spiraling out of control and she’s lost all sense of normal.
Her mother has left the country for a job. Molly finds peace in her rituals, they keep everything safe and normal. There are things to her that are perfect:
―The number four
―The tip of a newly sharpened No. 2 pencil
―A crisp white pad of paper
―Her neatly aligned glass animal figurines
But soon Molly’s rituals start to take over, things that used to be enough to calm her anxiety about something bad happening to her brother simply don’t work anymore. She finds her rituals encroaching on friends and school, and soon her slam poetry.
Molly knows there is something wrong with her, but doesn’t know what. But she’s starting to worry her friends and family will notice her rituals and figure out her secret, she’s crazy.
With the help of her friends and family, Molly may be able to find her own sense of normal with OCD.
You can also find my review for Finding Perfect here: Finding Perfect Review
The Pokemon that reminds me of this book is: Ditto
This book reminds me of this Pokemon because it’s the transform Pokemon and Molly tries to change herself to act normal throughout the book.
That’s it guys, thank for joining me for Pokemon Reads! I’ll be doing a project specifically about Eevee sometime in May or early June.