Strangely Normal is described on the website as A conservative teen’s thoughts on politics, religion, culture, and the world in general. It is written by a 15 year old homeschooler, and I have to tell you that I feel for this kid.
I feel like I have special merit to review this blog because I grew up in a Christian family, went to a private Christian school and even homeschooled for two years before I graduated. I used to be like this kid. With that being said, here we go.
His blog is based on a blogger template. Enough said about that. But considering he is fifteen and blogger is completely free, I can’t fault him. He has some polling features and news about George W., but that’s about it when it comes to things that help his blog stand out.
On to the content. Keep in mind that this blog looks at the world through the eyes of a 15 year old homeschooler. While it is innocent and cute at times, I can’t help but feel for the kid. He talks about the validity of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM), Politics, the woes of Kerry and the greatness of Bush–which I find funny because he’s 15 and can’t vote. So for 3 more years, his opinion doesn’t matter when it comes to politics. Concerning the CCM post, I’m sorry…but you just don’t compare CCM music with Radiohead.
Anyway, I would like to point out that he writes exceptionally well. His opinions are well articulated for being 15, and I applaud him for that. He also receives applause for having a strong sense of self in his blog.
I give this blog a 3.0 for exceptional writing. I would like to see more light discussions…everything seems so heavy. I’ll be interested to see what his viewpoints are after about 5 more years. It’s going to be interesting.Strangely Normal