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 scien...more
Dark and funny. Strangely sensual. ...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
I had some reservations about the parts of the story that were from Houle/David' ...more
pretty refreshing to read something light and simple!!
i would definitely recommend.
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
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.
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
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
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
I went into this book having no prior knowledge of it. It was recommended to me by my hometown library, after I gave them a short list of books with romance in them that I loved. I think I'd put down that I loved the language of all the books I gave them, because the main thing I noticed in this book was its lovely language and excellent voice. Owl, our intrepid main character, is old-fashioned (being the daughter of a witch and all) and her voice shows that bri ...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
* The cover of the book I own is different, showing a girl with her arms / wings outstretched. I think it's a better representation of the story than this cover. ...more
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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