Title: Normal in Parenthesis
Genre(s): Realistic Fiction
Tags: Romance, Comedy, School Life, Drama, Slice of Life
Main Lead: Male
VB Assessment Score: PDE 1 CDD 1 SWB [–] || TQ 3 SV [–] || Overall: 5 (three factors based on old assessment system)
Number of Chapters: 0 (formerly 35)
Chapter Length: Medium
Reading Level: Low
Date of First Release: December 14, 2018
Date of Last Update: March 18, 2019
VB Reviewed? Yes
Available on Platform(s): Webnovel
Number of Views: 159.3K
Number of Reviews: 12
“The world is unfair and unjust.”
Gin Sakato, a high school student finds himself in a seemingly normal life. But everything changed just right after he was starting to discover his once lost emotions. With a life changing event, he faces the darkness of the reality and learn what is the reason of his being.
ChessityFlames: I think overall the book is great but there is room for improvement such as grammar. I do enjoy the occasional funny moments and I like the use of Japanese names as I am an anime fanatic. The starting can be a little confusing and dry but as I continued reading, it moved on to the character and it is great that you’ve added background information regarding Gin such as the place he lives in. Continue writing and good luck! Do not let any negative comments or review stop you from writing.
Nightmare_Taichou: This novel is…different from what I’m used to.
The writing quality is fine, there may be a few sentences where words could be swapped with another for better fluency, but that’s the least.
The stability of updates seem to okay, but I can’t comment on that as it is now.
The character design for me, Gin was it? He seems like an MC from one of those slice of life anime. But was this deliberate? Since the nature of your novel seems to highlight Gin, a boy who (correct me if I’m wrong) thinks he’s normal but in comparison to everyone else, he’s really not?
Furthermore, this novel felt like a seinen mixed with slice of life manga in novel form. Overall, this novel is pretty deep, considering it deals with finding purpose and consciousness(?) which gives it the seinen feel I mentioned earlier.
The beginning was a little dry for me, maybe it’s because I steer clear from first person POV novels, but if it’s deliberate given the nature of Gin, then it’s understandable.
Still, I hope this doesn’t stop you from writing. It’s interesting, just not my type.
But Good luck with it!
Story Post Last Updated: October 16, 2020