Owl in Love
I am in love with Mr. Lindstrom, my science teacher. I found out where he lives and every night I perch on a tree branch outside his bedroom window and watch him sleep. He sleeps in his underwear: Fruit of the Loom, size 34.
Owl Tycho, the shape-shifting daughter of "simple witches", is a high school student by day and owl by night. When her nightly vigil over her science...more
Owl in love manages to be a fully fraught supernatural teenage romance without spilling over into maudlin self-importance. Just the right amount of humor -- Not parody. Though there is some similarity to Switchers, Kindl tells a delightful story and I would happily read more by her.
"Owls are not house-proud. The almost obsessive tidiness of this room made me uneasy. A few rotting branches or some old leaves would have made the place look a lot homier, in my opinion....more
Owl Tycho is a fourteen-year-old girl who can turn into an owl, or
perhaps an owl who can turn into a girl. She’s not just a girl with
magic powers: she looks a little like an owl in human form, her blood
is black and her skin is grayish, and she lives on a diet of mice and
Dark and funny. Strangely sensual.
I've been thinking about how to review this book, but I was mostly drawing blanks, so I'll just type it as it comes... I haven't read too much YA fiction, but I must say this was very, very different from those that I did read. That's something to be appreciated, but it just didn't work for me. Maybe it's because I'm way too old for this book, I don't know, but I didn't feel any connection with Owl. Honestly, mostly she just creeped me out...
Owl's a 14-yea...more
This is Patrice Kindl's first Young Adult novel, and it shows. Her main character, Owl, thinks, talks, and acts like no teenager. Her plot begins slow, never fully develops, and has an insufficient, speedy wrap-up. The story describes a few brief weeks in the life of Owl, who is a shape-shifter and transforms every night into her namesake. She spends her owl-time gazing at her science teacher while he sleeps. She thinks he is her mate for life, if only NY laws allowed this. Her parents support t...more
It's probably terrible that I decided to find and read this book again because I thought, in both 2004 and 2013, that the mad boy's scenes were so hauntingly, achingly beautiful. Owl herself is quirky and her thought processes totally foreig...more
As an adult, I tried to read it again - an endeavor I should have never embarked on.
I started to read it, and it began to lose the magic and the sparkle that had captivated me as a teeny bopper. So I stopped. I wanted it to be as good as I remembered it and not weird because the science teacher Owl has a crush on is old, balding and likes to wear tighty-whiteys. Not swoon-worthy at all to a 14 year old...more
My favorite part was when the girl visits her friend’s house and her reaction to her friend’s pet hamster, including the demonstration of the hamster’s sub...more
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Her name is so similar to what she becomes, that one can just imagine the other characters in the book doing a double take whenever Owl is first introduced. Owl, though, has other obsessions — namely her science teacher who is more than twice her age. Why he intrigues he...more
Actually, for the first time in a while, I was compelled to read a book when reading Owl in Love. That's not to say its exceptional. It's...more
This book surrounds the tale of Owl, a freshman in high school who is love with her Bio teacher. Oh, she's also a shapeshifting owl with witches for parents.
I thought the author did an incredible job of really getting into the owl's mind if an owl had to inhabit the body of a teen girl, not the other way around. I think most people would have my expectation, that we would see the teenage...more
an utterly unique and charming fantasy.
owl is a weird owl raised by two witch parents
who are just a little eccentric. they have named
their daughter owl and have helped her best
they can in her growing up to be a healthy
owl is in love with her 40 year old science
teacher. she spends much of her time perched
on a tree outside his bedroom window at night,
spying on him. (ha!) but then she noticed a boy
who is lurking near her teacher's home, and a
mystery begins to unravel for owl.
I was born in Alplaus New York in 1951, the youngest of four daughters. My father is a mechanical engineer, my mother a housewife. My family is very nice – I like them all a lot. As a child I loved animals and read obsessively.
We had (still have) a family cottage on Lake George. The people who live next door are life-long friends. On summer weekdays during my childhood there were ten fem...more