Odd & True

Title

Odd & True

Authors

Cat Winters

Publisher

Amulet Books

Publication Year

2017

ISBN

9781419723100

Pages

368 pages

Genre

supernatural

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Trudchen grew up hearing Odette’s stories of their monster-slaying mother and a magician’s curse. But now that Tru’s older, she’s starting to wonder if her older sister’s tales were just comforting lies, especially because there’s nothing fantastic about her own life—permanently disabled and in constant pain from childhood polio. In 1909, after a two-year absence, Od reappears with a suitcase supposedly full of weapons and a promise to rescue Tru from the monsters on their way to attack her. But it’s Od who seems haunted by something. And when the sisters’ search for their mother leads them to a face-off with the Leeds Devil, a nightmarish beast that’s wreaking havoc in the Mid-Atlantic states, Tru discovers the peculiar possibility that she and her sister—despite their dark pasts and ordinary appearances—might, indeed, have magic after all.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Legal guardianship; Kinship care; Physical disablity; Illness; aunt raising niece; uncle raising niece; wheelchair user; mobility; polio

Main Character

female teenager; adult female

Race/Ethnicities

German

Family Formation

aunt and uncle

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2017, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)
Booklist Book Review Stars, 2017
Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2017 Fiction for Older Readers
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2018 Young Adult Fiction

Keywords

monsters; monster hunting; Philadelphia; cross country trip; sisters; tea leaf reading; magic; female monster hunters

Diversity Impact

direct

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