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By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Boisterous fantasy features vivid teen girl hero.

Book Eli Brown Fantasy 2021
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To say that a book is charming may be faint praise, but this alternate-history fantasy manages to keep a light touch that satisfies. Author Eli Brown builds a world full of unexpected magic, where common items such as ice tongs or gloves are imbued with special powers. Clover, the main character, is vividly drawn -- sensitive yet resilient, determined to keep her promises no matter what the cost. Funny, scary, and deeply imaginative, Oddity is an off-kilter delight. And Karin Rytter's woodcut-style illustrations add to the charm.

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