Against the Odds (The Odds Series #2)
  • Imprint: Amulet Books
  • Publication Date: September 19, 2017
  • Price: $16.99
  • Trim Size: 6 x 8
  • ISBN: 1-4197-2308-1
  • EAN: 9781419723087
  • Page Count: 224
  • Illustrations: 30+ pages of B&W illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover (Paper over Board)
  • Rights: World/All
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In the second title in the slam-dunk new series from bestselling author Amy Ignatow, the Odds are back and trying to figure out just who inflicted these lame abilities on them in the first place. Nick can still teleport four inches to the left, and Farshad’s thumbs are still super strong. Cookie can still read minds, if they’re thinking of directions, and Martina can still change the color of her eyes. But now, Martina can see the invisible, and when Nick is super stressed, he can move a lot farther than four inches. As their powers evolve in possibly dangerous ways, the Odds are even more determined to solve the mystery of their origin, but it means interacting at school—a serious social risk to popular girl Cookie. Soon, it becomes clear that Auxano, the chemical company that employs half the town, is involved. With the help of some renegade Amish teenagers and Ed, the invisible bus driver, this unlikely group of companions will uncover a nefarious experiment in which they’ve become unwitting test subjects. They’ll also begin to become something even more incredible—friends.

Praise

"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."
Kirkus
"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. "
School Library Journal

About the author

Amy Ignatow is a cartoonist and the author of the Popularity Papers series of scrapbook-style illustrated novels. She is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two kids. On rare occasions, she enjoys sleeping.

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