The Odds of Lightning


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$17.99  $16.73
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
5.6 X 8.7 X 1.2 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Jocelyn Davies is the author of A Beautiful Dark and A Fractured Light, the first two books in this captivating trilogy. She edits young adult fiction at a publishing house in New York, a job that has allowed her to cultivate a keen interest in all things angsty, hilarious, and/or unrequited. She is a graduate of Bates College, and lives in an apartment overflowing with books.


Fans of David Levithan will appreciate the real-life struggles balanced with quirky elements. For those who enjoy a touch of magic with their romance.--School Library Journal
"The third-person narration interleaves "now" with "then" sections, shifting focus to alternate among all four protagonists. The voices are well-drawn . . . Davies captures a realness to these . . .teens' interactions and history. Both "then" and "now" plots combine to make an engaging work."--Kirkus
"In third-person chapters that flip between her characters' past and present, Davies acutely expresses their innermost feelings, hopes, and vulnerabilities. As these four teens crisscross the city, contemplating who they really are and what makes them worthy of friendship and love, readers will be hard-pressed not to reflect on similar questions themselves."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
The universal theme of this fantasy tinged coming of-age tale is conveyed through third-person chapters that alternate focus among the characters, flashbacks that unravel the event that tore them apart, and a touch of mystery and magic. Most readers will choose to believe in the unbelievable.--Booklist