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The Resource Against the Odds : an Odds Book, by Amy Ignatow

Against the Odds : an Odds Book, by Amy Ignatow

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Against the Odds : an Odds Book
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Against the Odds
Title remainder
an Odds Book
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by Amy Ignatow
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eng
Summary
As their powers evolve in possibly dangerous ways, the Odds learn of a nefarious experiment in which they are unwitting test subjects and, even more incredible, become friends
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  • Gr 4–6—The Odds, a motley crew of middle school students from Muellersville, PA, are bonded together because they all accidentally gained superpowers. In the aftermath of a fateful bus accident, they are learning to live with their new abilities. They are also trying to come to an understanding of what part the scientific lab Auxano played in the whole incident. Together they travel to Philadelphia, then to an apartment full of excommunicated Amish teens, and finally into the belly of Auxano, all while going to school and taking exams. The Odds are also attempting to hone their powers; Farshad's strong thumbs cause him to break things, and Nick's original ability to transport himself a few inches has transformed into more than he bargained for. Their journey is full of self-realizations as well. Cookie must learn how to manage her social circle and admit that she has more in common with her Odds partners than she thought. Told in a mixture of prose, comic book illustrations, and newspaper articles, this title is sure to grab the attention of many types of readers. The characters are from a mix of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including Indian American, Amish, and African American, and they freely acknowledge their differences. This is very much a sequel, and the setting is continually being developed. VERDICT Recommended for middle grade readers familiar with the first book and ready for more "Odds" adventures.—Morgan Brickey, Arlington Public Library, TX --Morgan Brickey (Reviewed 05/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 05, p84)
  • A small group of young teens who have suddenly acquired bizarre superpowers are back for a second romp.Reading series opener The Mighty Odds (2016) is essential for an understanding of the second, but who would want to miss it? During a bus accident, four middle school students, an Amish teen, and the driver acquired strange new powers. Cookie, the only black kid, mocks others' occasional discomfort with her race and can read minds—but mostly just thoughts involving directions; Iranian-American Farshad has helicopter parents and superstrong thumbs; Nick, white, can teleport four inches to the left; Martina, also white, can see the bus driver, who became invisible, and has eyes that constantly change color; Amish Abe can communicate (politely) with animals but not so well with Cookie. White Jay has no superpowers, but he's so hilariously irrepressible that he's oblivious to rejection, quite a strength in itself. It's become clear that major local employer Auxano is nefariously behind what's happened. The teens discover that it's holding prisoner an Amish young adult who may also have powers, necessitating a bumbling rescue mission and setting up the next in the series. A fantastic hybrid of novel and graphic novel, this is a fine selection for both reluctant readers and anyone who enjoys an exuberant combination of spot-on humor and nail-biting suspense. (Graphic/fantasy hybrid. 10-16)(Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2017)
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10562161
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Ignatow, Amy
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[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
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True
Series statement
An Odds book
Series volume
2
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  • Ability
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Middle schools
  • Schools
  • Humorous stories
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction
  • JUVENILE FICTION / General
  • Ability
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Middle schools
  • Schools
  • Ability
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Middle schools
  • Schools
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pre adolescent
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an Odds book
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Against the Odds : an Odds Book, by Amy Ignatow
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1886949
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781419723087
Lccn
2016038822
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9781419723087
  • (OCoLC)982448407
Label
Against the Odds : an Odds Book, by Amy Ignatow
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1886949
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781419723087
Lccn
2016038822
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781419723087
  • (OCoLC)982448407

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