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on 18 July 2013
I read quite a lot of youth fiction and have often found it to be innovative and funny; not so `The World of Norm.'
Norm is the eldest of three sons and feels he is constantly getting blamed for things. In this book, his best friend is `changing' due to hormones and his youngest brother is upset because he says he's being bullied. Far from being further explored, these topics are glossed over and there are pages and pages of ridiculous conversion where absolutely nothing happens.
If you're trying to get kids to read, I would try the Tom Gates books or Diary of a Wimpy Kid which this series is clearly trying to emulate, without success.