At first I didn't really have high expectations for this book because many other people didn't seem to like it, but I disagree with them. Nancy Werlin has amazed me once again. This book didn't top Werlin's other best seller, Impossible, but it came somewhat close. This book mainly focuses on the friendship between Phoebe and Mallory. There are so many deep meanings within this book I don't even know where to begin. The title itself has everything to do with the story. I think that everyone is ordinary and extraordinary. It just takes some digging deep down to realize that you are extraordinary just the way you are. There is also meaning that a best friend will do ANYTHING for you if they really love each other. A true friend never betrays you. I also loved that as Nancy Werlin did with Impossible where she created an entire story from a song, in Extraordinary, she created this story from a historical family. Her stories really make you wonder why a song was created or why a family has so much power.
I really liked the character of Phoebe. She was mature at times and the only reason she wasn't is because of something magical. I also liked Mallory until I realized what the whole reason for her existence was, but in all I liked her a lot. It is definitely not hard to figure out who the best boy character was in this book who doesn't really appear until the middle, but I'm not giving anything away!
In all, this book captures what a true friendship should be like. It shows that even though experiences in life can knock you down to your lowest point, there will always be someone there for you.