The Quirks: Welcome to Normal
Date: June 2019
Duration: 3 hours 16 minutes
Molly and her family have moved around for years. Every time they think they've found a home, one of the Quirks slips up and sends them packing - because the Quirk family is a bit, well, quirky. Each family member has a magical power that makes them unique, and highly unusual. Mom can control minds; Grandpa twists time; Molly's twin sister Penelope has an all-too-real imagination; and Finn is the pesky kid brother - who happens to be invisible. Then there's Molly, the most unusual Quirk of all. Molly is completely, utterly normal. Molly's greatest desire is to fit in, and she finally thinks she's found the perfect spot: Normal, Michigan. With its cookie cutter houses, welcoming committees, and all-town competitions, it seems like just the place for an ordinary new life. But the Quirks aren't known for fitting in - especially in a place like Normal...
“This title combines gentle family drama, humor, and magic, resulting in a satisfying read.” ―School Library Journal
“This book is super-fun, super-cute and super-hilarious. I wish I were a Quirk!” ―Sarah Mlynowski, bestselling author of the Whatever After and Upside-Down Magic series
'This first title in a new series, The Quirks, provides quick character sketches, gentle but funny problems, and illustrations that capture the humor and energy in the family's adventures. Molly's plight of wanting to fit in, despite her family's oddities, as well as her mother's eventual recognition that Molly's talent is indeed her appreciation for normalcy, forms the spine of this enjoyable outing.' - Booklist
“A fun, inventive story that inspires laughter and reflection on one's definition of normal.” ―Library Media Connection