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The Odds

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The Odds

From the renowned author/illustrator of the Popularity Papers series, Amy Ignatow, comes the first installment 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.
 
When a sweet nerd, an artsy cartoonist, a social outcast and the most popular girl in school are involved in a mysterious bus accident, this seemingly random group of kids starts to notice some very strange abilities they did not have before. Artsy Martina can change her eye color. Nerdy Nick can teleport...four inches to the left. Outcast Farshad develops super strength, but only in his thumbs. And Cookie, the It Girl of school’s most popular clique, has suddenly developed the ability to read minds...when those minds are thinking about directions. They are oddly mighty --- especially together.
 
This group --- who would never hang out under normal circumstances --- must now combine all of their strengths to figure out what happened during the bus accident. With alternating narratives from each of the heroes, including illustrated pieces from Martina, and featuring bold female superheroes and a multicultural cast, THE MIGHTY ODDS is THE BREAKFAST CLUB for a new generation.

The Odds

Books in this series

by Amy Ignatow - Children's 10-14, Friendship, Humor, Science Fiction

When a sweet nerd, an artsy cartoonist, a social outcast and the most popular girl in school are involved in a mysterious bus accident, this seemingly random group of kids starts to notice some very strange abilities they did not have before. This group --- who would never hang out under normal circumstances --- must now combine all of their strengths to figure out what happened during the bus accident.

by Amy Ignatow - Children's 10-14, Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction

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.

by Amy Ignatow - Children's, Children's 10-14, Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction

The ragtag Odds crew’s useless gifts have gotten out of control. Farshad’s thumbs are so strong that just trying to send a text will break his phone, and Cookie can now send mental directions instead of just listening in on them with her telepathy. To make matters worse, a bunch of their less-than-gifted classmates have become town celebrities thanks to their suspiciously good exam results. But Jay and Nick realize that all these whiz kids have parents who work for Auxano, so they race off to find out what’s really going on.