Review for Strangeville School Is Totally Normal

Review for Strangeville School Is Totally Normal

Strangeville School Is Totally Normal Darcy Miller , Brett Helquist, Weird, Children's Book, Secrets, Strange, Fun, Funny, Boy, Girl, Teacher, Class, CrocodilesA hilarious-over-the-top-silly-weird-strange book about a school that is very strange. Pythons. Big rats. Supply closets with a mind of their own. And more!

๐Ÿ˜ Learning more about the school and all the subjects, the teachers, the rooms, the subjects, and more. It was just perfect and I kind of would like to go back to the past and see if it was always this strange or that something weird just happened. Given that people have been disappearing for many years, I would think so, but I am still curious!
๐Ÿ˜ The food and the cafeteria. That was just A-plus! I laughed so hard at the menu-options, which included something with a black hole (why, no clue, but welcome to Strangeville).
๐Ÿ˜ That this one takes place in one day. Yep, that is it. One whole day at school. Given everything that happens you would think maybe a week? But no, everything is one day. And that is just wonderful. It made it even more madcap adventurous.
๐Ÿ˜ Harvey was a pretty interesting character and it was fun to follow him, as a normal person in a weird school, and see his reactions (which were also pretty much my reactions).
๐Ÿ˜ The illustrations. Brett Helquist is just amazing and I am so excited to see him still make illustrations! The style fitted so well with this story. Just how it worked perfectly for the weirdness of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.
๐Ÿ˜ The creatures that walked through the school. I mean, a big rat… but also other creatures because apparently the janitor isn’t the smartest cookie in the cookie box. Oh, hey, x plan didn’t work out then let’s just add y. Dude…
๐Ÿ˜ The school was just so weird and while it was at times maybe a bit too much, it was still plenty of fun. I mean, there is just not one normal moment. Even maths is weird.
๐Ÿ˜ The mysterious supply closet and what it wanted. That one was so good, it made things a bit more scarier and spookier. Because what is up with it? Why do people disappear? Does the supply closet have a thing for human flesh? Is something else up? I loved that Harvey went on a search for it and then later went to it. What actually was up with the supply closet? I felt sorry for it. Though maybe it should just have asked for help instead of being creepy?
๐Ÿ˜ The announcements between the chapters (not all chapters, but several of them had it). These made me laugh so much. If I got those kind of announcements in school it would have made things more fun. Well, OK, maybe not if they are real, because nope to the python or a big rat. XD
๐Ÿ˜ Harvey’s secret. BOY, I had not expected THAT. I had a few theories running in my head, but none of them came close to what it actually was. I love it though. And now I also have more questions. XD

๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”Stella. I am just not sure about this girl. It took me to the end to maybe get a bit of a like for her. It would have helped if she had helped Harvey a bit more, explained some things, didn’t assume things, didn’t act like the school was all normal and Harvey was the weird one, and maybe.. if someone shows you a secret you SHUT THE FUCK up. You don’t betray their trust by immediately writing an article about said secret and then act huffy when someone is angry and feels betrayed.

All in all, this was a fantastic read and I just flew through it. It made me laugh, gasp, giggle, worry, wonder if it could get any stranger (yes), and now I just want one thing. More Strangeville! Sadly, the paperback for the second book isn’t out yet, so I will have to wait! Hopefully soon though! I want to go back~! Maybe this time see something from outside the school as well (is it as strange as the school or even weirder?). I would HIGHLY recommend this book if you are in for something weird and hilarious.

Star rating, 4.5 stars

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