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The Freak Observer
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By Blythe Woolston
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Carolrhoda Lab ™

ISBN-10: 0-7613-6212-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-7613-6212-8

Pages: 208
Trim Size: 5 1/4 x 7 1/2
Dewey: [Fic]
Reading Level: 7

Interest Level: 9-12
Ages: 14-18

ATOS Quiz #: 138163
ATOS AR Points: 7.00
ATOS: 5.00

Lexile Level: 720
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by Blythe Woolston

The Freak Observer is rich in family drama, theoretical physics, and an unusual, tough young woman—Loa Lindgren. For eight years, Loa Sollilja's world ran like one of those mechanical m...
Author Biography
About the Author
Blythe Woolston is a reader. Right now, she makes her living indexing scholarly books. She has also worked as a writing teacher, library clerk, and production coordinator for a computer book publisher. Writing books is a new way for her to love reading.
ABC New Voices Pick
IRA Children's and Young Adult's Book Award
Moonbeam Children's Book Award
PEN Center USA Literary Award
William C. Morris YA Debut Award
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"Woolston draws a realistic picture of a family in trouble while focusing firmly on her deeply cerebral protagonist. Readers will be won by the vivid characterization of Loa and her strong narrative voice." --The Horn Book Guide
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