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"Odder" by Katherine Applegate is a truly touching and beautiful free verse novel!!! Using stories based on real otters, Applegate wrote from not only the otter's perspective, but she wrote from the human's perspective too. It was fascinating to read a novel in free verse, I will admit this was the very first book I have read in free verse, and I positively loved it!!! The cover, map illustrations on the inside covers, the illustrations throughout the novel, and the wonderful glossary and author's note at the end of the novel were all completely amazing and stunning! I loved how Applegate also shared resources for individuals to keep investigating otters on their own! Overall, I think this book is perfect for any age, I will admit that some passages may not make sense to a young reader without some explanation, but I believe that is book is an excellent way to get children and adults alike interested in marine biology! Otters are such wonderful animals of the sea, and I love how this novel captured their majesticness and their curiosity!!!
Books | Katherine Applegate
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