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Oddily Paperback – April 25, 2011
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Did I abandoned my desires when I grew up? No way! Only now I consider myself a dreamer who loves to write.
Top Customer Reviews
There are no werewolves, vampires, pixies or witches but the villains are horrific and I wanted to jump into my Kindle and batter them with my fists. Oddily, the protagonist is sweet, unassuming and makes you feel empathy for all she has endured in her short 18 years. I just loved the hero in this story, an unusual boy by the name of Maxim. He was endearing and sweet.
There was something a little old fashion in the telling of this tale and I just loved it. Yes, at times, this is somewhat of a fairy tale but I must admit, I am a sucker for a story where the good guys come out on top. This was my first exposure to the writings of Linda Pohring and I must say that I was quite impressed. She knows how to weave a great tale and pull the reader right into her world. Don't even hesitate in downloading this book. It truly is a great read.
It seems to be a book where the picked on kid/nerd/loner type gets revenge via a book.
The character oddily just grated on my nerves so bad. You might start feeling bad at first for her but she's such a pathetic character that sympathy gives way to annoyance!
I think that a 4th grader might enjoy this or relate?
I hate writing anything that would make someone feel bad, and aside from the weak unbelievable characters, the sometimes strange dialogue (18 year olds don't say things like "what information do you seek?"), breading should have been breeding, etc- the WRITING was actually ok and intelligent. It's just the plot and characters were off. Oddily was borderline insane at times and it's no wonder she got picked on. Towards the end it gets desperate where her tormenters now get tormented- the ultimate f you but executed in such a way that it doesn't feel realistic, more like someone's angry with their high school experience and wouldn't it be great to get back at them passive aggressively via fiction?!
I think I've had enough of the oddily saga but would try future books from this author as I think she does have a solid grasp for writing, with better plots and characters it could be stellar.
I used to wonder who writes the reviews when there are only like 4 and they're all 5 stars- this is the first time I've accepted that from now on I won't trust them until there's at least 20! I think this book was 3$, which was 2 too much.
i was disappointed with the abrupt ending. it feels like this is as far as the author got and decided to publish even tho she hadnt finished the book.
I'm not normally picky about editing errors but things like using the word "continence" instead of "countenance" and "shuttering" instead of "shuddering" distracted me from the story and reflects badly on the author who otherwise has a good story to tell.
I was drawn in from the very beginning tho and with some more experience and editing help i think the author has a lot to offer. As one of the other reviewers commented, a diamond in the rough!
It's time for Oddily to take charge.
I don't know whether to give this book a 2.5 or a 3. I liked it well enough. I thought this book was going to be awesome because I've been dying to read it since I read an excerpt. I probably didn't like it much because Oddily was always putting herself down and not standing up for herself. The writing itself was alright, but there was certain times when I thought about not finishing the book. The reason I did finish was because I wanted to know what happens. Also, everything didn't feel believable to me. I mean a whole school is not going to be after one girl, am I right. And the deal with the sister and brother...well I feel like the author just put that in there to give the book some flare.
Overall, I liked it, but it was severely lacking in certain areas. I would recommend that you check this out at the library before you buy it.
Oddily- I don't know whether to feel sorry for her or to berate her. During the entire book, she let's people run over her. She is always telling herself she is ugly because that's what she's always been told. Frankly, I just got tired of it all. She was just so gullible and leaning towards stupid. I mean really.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Maxim and Nexa’s story was really interesting. The shady nature of their father, the creative use of technology, and the growth of their humanity throughout was... Read more
I felt the story had promise and wanted to know what would happen next yet at the same time it also seemed so juvenile even more so than the audience intended for. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Robin L. Beecroft
The beginning of this book was kind of slow but it picked up nicely. It's more about bullies then anything else. It is very romantic in a fairytale kind of way. Read morePublished 11 months ago by 224perweek
If you enjoy a little bit of weirdness in your reads then this is the book for you. It has some sci-fi type material that blends well with the storyline.Published 20 months ago by Tanya
I chose this rating because the book had a good basic structure and good ideas, but it could have been longer and more detailed and I felt we should get to know the characters... Read morePublished 23 months ago by z
Captivating and engrossing... but complex if you're looking for a quick read. Was hoping this "trilogy" was legit ...perhaps its a book per decade...Published on January 29, 2014 by Amazon Customer
Absolutely horrible. I have no idea what some of these reviewers were reading, but I warn everyone away from this book. If I could give this book zero stars, I actually would. Read morePublished on January 27, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I like this book,is not one of my favorite but I enjoyed the story.I Would suggested for young adults reader.Published on December 27, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Great fantasy/ sci-fi romance, but the there are many errors throughout the book... if this bothers you, I would not reccomended this book to you. Read morePublished on December 18, 2013 by Put-Put