Losing Normal by Francis Moss (Book Review #538)

Losing Normal is a young adult fiction story about an autistic boy named, Alex.  This young brave boy is different and that is what makes this story compelling to read. Sophie, a sophisticated machine is controlling everyone’s mind and believes that everyone loves her. Alex does not conform to her plan and that becomes a problem for both. He realizes what Sophie is doing and as he makes a team to fight against her and the control, the story takes off displaying a unique perspective on how one’s difference can be effective.

 

Alex has a beautiful personality and that also made the storyline amusing to read. Social media and its effect on youth these days is a trending topic and the author skillfully uses this in her plot.

 

What is norm cannot always appear to be as such. At times, one needs to lose the norm to find it and that is the beauty of this story. I particularly enjoyed the fact that this novel is written for the youth and its dystopian nature added to its thrilling nature.

 

The dialogue between the characters was very well suited to their age. This is another fact many authors do not pay attention to, however; I was pleased to see that this book respected that nature.

 

I recommend this book to young adult science fiction readers.

 

Written by Jeyran Main

 

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