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Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes: 12/21/17

Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes by Booki Vivat

Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes by Booki Vivat is the second in the Frazzled! graphic novel series with a third, yet to be titled one, planned for September 2018.

Abbie Wu thinks she has middle school figured out. But then things start to go south. First, her sister has a new cat who seems to hate her. Then, she's stuck sharing a locker, and she's been paired up with her "locker thief" for the school's invention convention.

Her locker thieving partner is everything Abbie isn't. She's calm and collected (except in how she organizes the locker). She likes cats (but admits that the Wu family cat just might have it in for Abbie).

I find the Frazzled books a joy to read. Vivat's artwork — her use of exaggerated facial expressions, especially for Abbie are adorable. She captures the stress of middle school life while brining humor to the situations.

Five stars

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