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Odd One Out

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Some are born odd, some achieve oddness, and some are just in the wrong place at the wrong time The Devon family's a good example: there's thirty-nine-year-old Glenn, whose main interest in life is rubbish collection; his mother, Bel, who teaches tap steps to eight-year-olds but acts as if she's running the Kirov; and his sister, Netta, who spent her early life simply bein ...more
Paperback, 327 pages
Published 2004 by Viking
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This was the first book by Lissa Evans that I read, back in 2009. I borrowed it from the library in this edition: Odd One Out by Lissa Evans

The blurb 'When enough people are out of step, they can form an army of their own…' brought back fond memories of the film They Might Be Giants , but turned out to be rather misleading. At no point do the misfits in Odd One Out organize themselves. Never mind, I enjoyed it very much and gave it a high 3 stars, later rounded up to 4.

Both the blurb and the ugly cover annoyed me enoug
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funny and relaxing...
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Easy, simple book. NOT a rom-com, and that's probably why I enjoyed it.
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was ok
Not as good as her previous book Spencer's List but a simple, light read on a winter's eve!
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I really liked it. It was fun and interesting. I liked to see how the characters came together in the story.
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After a brief career in medicine, and an even briefer one in stand-up, Lissa Evans became a comedy producer, first in radio and then in television. Her first novel, Spencer's List, was published in 2002, and since then she has written three more books for adults (two of them longlisted for the Orange/Baileys Prize) and two for children (the first of them shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal). Her tw ...more
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