From the renowned author/illustrator of the Popularity Papers series, Amy Ignatow, comes The Mighty Odds, first in a new series about a diverse crew of middle school kids who develop very limited superhero powers after a strange accident and manage to become unlikely friends on the adventure of a lifetime.
What do you get when you mix a sci-fi nerd, a cartoonist, a social outcast, and the most popular girl in school with a mysterious bus crash? Some very specific—and mighty odd—superpowers. Martina can change her eye color; Nick can teleport four inches to the left; Farshad can develop super strength, but only in his thumbs; and Cookie can read minds, when those minds are thinking about directions.
Starring a diverse group of kids, this series’ multiple narrators make for a quirky, contemporary read that tackles identity and stereotypes. Praised widely, Ignatow’s characters have been called “very real” by the New York Times and “completely convincing” by TheNew Yorker.
“Ignatow turns on its head the classic middle school good kids-vs.-the populars/bullies trope . . . Hilarious and revealing, this series opener is a must-have.” —Kirkus Reviews
The Odds series:
The Mighty Odds (#1)
Against the Odds (#2)
Odds & Ends (#3)
**STARRED REVIEW**Kirkus Reviews
"Ignatow turns on its head the classic middle school good kids-vs.-the populars/bullies trope... Hilarious and revealing, this series opener is a must-have."