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Ashley (affie) | 36 comments I read this one a while ago also, but I remember really enjoying it. I like Nancy Farmer. (The House of the Scorpion is my FAVORITE!! LOVE it!!) I liked this one a little more than A Girl Names Disaster although I did like them both.
I thought this one was very original. I really liked that each of the title characters were uniquely able but none of them were perfect or infaliable. So many times 'enhanced' characters are perfect and can do no wrong, and I like that these characters were more relatable because they seemed more realistic.
I thought it was a really fun read. Great! If I had more time right now, I would reread it...


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Megan | 86 comments The House of the Scorpion is one of my ultimate favorite books, too! I didn't feel like there was as much at stake in this book, but that's not a bad thing--and it is still pretty potent, especially the ending, which I think I'm going to reread right now.
I definitely agree that the fallibility of the characters is a plus. It's the future, there's all sorts of technology and advancement, and even "super-powers", but people are still people, prone to human emotions, mistakes, and ignorance.


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Joy | 217 comments Nancy Farmer spent a good deal of her life in Africa which sets the stage for this book. It is one of my favorites of hers and I love the quirkiness of the three detectives and how their abilities work together to locate the missing children.


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Desiree' (sequoia01) | 249 comments Mod
The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm is written by Nancy Farmer and is a Newbery Honor, 1995.


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