BOOK 2 SCREEN PICK
Oddly Normal by Otis Frampton (Image Comics, 2015)
Summary: Meet Oddly Normal, a ten-year-old girl with pointed ears and green hair—a half-witch who will be the first to tell you that having a mother from a magical land called Fignation and a father from Earth doesn’t make it easy to make friends at school! On her tenth birthday, she blows out her cake’s candles and makes a disastrous wish. Now, Oddly must travel to Fignation to uncover the mystery of her parents’ disappearance.
Notes: A YA series about being a social outcast with a bit of magic sprinkled in, and of course your standard out-of-the-loop parents. On her birthday she makes a wish that her parents disappear and they do! She ends up having to move in with her Great Aunt in the magic ridden world of Fignation. She goes from being an odd girl in a normal world to a normal girl in an odd girl.
Her friends in the new world include Misty McCloud (ghost), Reggie (Frankenstein’s monster), and Igor-looking Ragnar Theopolis. But she still needs to battle with the school bullies! A great middle school age series with quirky magical characters combining Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Monster High!.