The Other Normals by Ned Vizzini; reviewed by Frances D.
"This book is about a geeky boy, Perry Eckert, who has nothing in life but the role playing game Creatures and Caverns, until he meets a fellow Creatures and Caverns player, Sam. They become friends, playing all day, skipping classes. Once Perry's parents figure out, they send him to a summer camp to get a "real" life experience. Shortly after he arrives at camp, weird things start happening and he gets puled into a strange new world, slowly realizing the real value of life as he goes on other-worldly adventures. I really enjoyed reading this book, it was funny and romantic, as well as adventurous and exciting." - Frances D.