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The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry
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Aug 26, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: random-grabs-from-library, read-in-2012, steampunk
Read from August 10 to 24, 2012

I had to force myself to finish this. There just wasn't enough oomph in the story to keep me interested.
The premise sounds good, but the reality of the plot wasn't my cuppa.

Lena thinks she may be a Peculiar, because she has really loooong hands and feet. Her feet have soft squishy soles, and her fingers have an extra knuckle.
Sorry, but that sounds gross.
Evidently, people are just starting to find out about the existence of Peculiars, and the backlash is not good.
She meets another family of Peculiars during her adventure, and they have little wings coming out of their shoulder blades. Can they fly? No.
Ok, so these guys are like the X-Men...but without any superpowers.
Lena herself is not a particularly sympathetic character, and nothing about her personality is super-duper interesting. So, when you add it all up?
It's not so awesome. I wouldn't recommend this one. At all.

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