The Weird Kids Club includes ten-year-old Mila, who has a thing about insects and spiders; Petr, who is a little younger and hasn’t grown much but is great at drawing and can’t sleep at night because he’s afraid of the dark; Katka, who’s a bit chubby and takes refuge in books to escape her loneliness. And then there’s Franta, who walks using crutches and is often mean. In their own way, each of them is wrestling with being different from the majority. What keeps these “weird” kids from going under – excluded children who are completely normal but don’t have it easy in the world of the perfect? Perhaps an unexpected friendship? Petra Soukupová has a deep understanding of children and is able to write stories for them that adult readers find riveting too.