Odd & True
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.
Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Legal guardianship; Kinship care; Physical disablity; Illness; aunt raising niece; uncle raising niece; wheelchair user; mobility; polio
female teenager; adult female
aunt and uncle
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
monsters; monster hunting; Philadelphia; cross country trip; sisters; tea leaf reading; magic; female monster hunters
Winters, Cat, "Odd & True" (2017). Diverse Families. 1588.