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Having a superpower is ordinary. Your Power determines your job, social class, and future success.

But Ugene doesnt have a Power. The only thing special about him is that he isnt special at all. Ugene is Powerless.

So when the most prominent biomedical research company in the city offers Ugene a solution, he jumps at the possibility to be ordinary. All he has to do is agree
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Paperback, 428 pages
Published March 24th 2020 by Pangea Books
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Sian
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those books that I genuinely struggled to put down and couldn't stop thinking about when I wasn't reading it. The world in Ordinary has been cleverly woven with a diverse and intriguing cast of characters - including my favourite trope of the morally grey woman in power. The tension within Ugene's story was palpable and it frequently felt like I was right there with him.

An absolutely fantastic read, especially for lovers of dystopias.
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What Made Me Read It I was sent a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The author described it as a young adult sci-fi dystopian novel, inspired by her love for superheroes like Batman and Spiderman; Starr Davies also mentioned she gained a reputation as the "Character Assassin", while pursuing a degree in creative writing, for her "habit of utterly destroying her characters emotionally and physically". This hinted at good potential for character growth and a novel I might enjoy ...more
Anie
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi

The world almost ended, the only people left, where those who had powers.

Now the society is somewhat rebuilt. But the new threat comes in a form of power regression. People are getting weaker and weaker. Paragon, a biotech company supposedly is doing research on how to fight it.

And then there is Ugene. He was born with no power. That makes him an oddity, he stands out, has no future, because no one will hire him. Paragon offers him a job, to be their test subject. With the promise of helping
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JenniferJ
This book interested me because it kinda takes what one would assume the normal is and totally flips it to the other side! The author expressed how she was obsessed with superheroes from a young age and I gather that is why in this instance/story you're only deemed "normal" if you actually have some sort of super power which Ugene, our main character does not but he goes to work for a sketchy business in the hopes of obtaining one and soon discovers everything is not on the up and up and has to ...more
Amy Shannon
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great Story

First, I must say, this story is anything but "Ordinary". Davies pens a great story in Ordinary . I haven't read anything from this author before, and I really enjoyed this story. Ugene was a very unique character, and found himself not fitting in. I like the premise that anyone without "powers" isn't "normal." This may be tailored to the young adult, but I liked this read. It's more than just about fitting in or not fitting in, within the world around you, but a journey as well.
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STARR Z. DAVIES is a Midwesterner at heart, and lives in Wisconsin with her husband and kids. From a young age, Starr has been obsessed with superheroes like Batman and Captain America, which inspired her novel, ORDINARY. If Starr had a superpower, she would be an Empath, because she is an emotional sponge and easily relates to how others are feeling.

While pursuing a degree in Creative Writing
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