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Ostrich Eye

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  57 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Is the man Ginger meets in the park really her long-lost father . . . or is he her family’s worst nightmare?

The guy is everywhere. On the jogging path. At the video store. In the coffeehouse. He’s beginning to give Ginger the creeps. But maybe he’s not a weirdo. Maybe he’s just a man looking for the daughter he walked out on ten years ago.

Or maybe not.

Beth Cooley’s caution...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published January 13th 2004 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published January 2004)
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Abena Osei-gyamfi
Ostrich eye by Beth Cooley is a book about a girl named Ginger. She lives with her mother, step-father, and little sister Vivian and never got to meet her biological father, who she was very curious about . She would always ask questions about him and look at the high school year book pictures of him. One day while she was at the park with her friend, she saw this strange looking man sitting on a bench. She felt very uneasy about him being there and talked to her friend about it, who didn’t seem...more
Gina
Ginger is hoping that the mysterious stranger in her community is her long lost biological father. Her stepfather has always been a good father to her, but she thinks he prefers his own daughter. This is a good coming of age story and deals with family relationships, as well as child endangerment, and the insecurities of being a teenager.
TheSaint
At first glance, Ginger (the main character in Beth Cooley's Ostrich Eye) seems to have her head screwed on right. Nice family -- mom, sister, step dad -- nice boyfriend, good friends. It's when she thinks she finds her biological father, that her life becomes troublesome. The strange man she sees in the park and in restaurants is friendly at first, and when he admits to being her long lost dad, Ginger is intrigued, but wary enough to withhold any news of this stranger from her mom. But knowing...more
Jacqueline
This book was a page turner! Ginger notices a man watching her and her friends while they jog in the park. Her friends don't think that it is unusual for a man to be watching three pretty teen girls. She has a strange feeling about him though. This feeling only grows as she sees the man repeatedly around town. Through some sleuthing, she is pretty sure that she knows who he is. Is she right?

This is a quick read about the dangers of keeping secrets. Interesting characters and plot background roun...more
Rebekah
Sep 24, 2009 Rebekah rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who's okay with being a little unsure.
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Sarah
Having seen the same man at many of the same places where she goes, Ginger wonders whether she should fear this obvious stalker or approach him in the hopes that he may be her long lost father that had walked out of her family's life so many years ago.
Alicia
Ginger's relationship changes with everyone from her little sister Vivian to her mom after a miscommunication between someone she thinks is her real father leads to an abduction.
Gloria Liposchak
Girl thinks strange man in town is her biological father.
He's only using her to get to her little sister.
s= child abduction
Sarah Wah
it was alright.

you could pretty much predict what was going to happen next though.
Baylee
Sep 06, 2007 Baylee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
This book is so good. Surprising. It has everything in it.
Bess
my mommys first young adult novel
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Beth Cooley is an associate professor and the chair of the English department at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where she lives with her husband and their two daughters. Her first novel, "Ostrich Eye," won the Delacorte Press Prize.
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