Kogler, Jennifer Anne. The otherworldlies.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position::Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

KOGLER, Jennifer Anne. The otherworldlies. HarperCollins, Eos. 385p. c2008. 978-0-06-073959-1. $16.99. J S

I am a big fan of Kogler's first YA novel Ruby Tuesday, and again here in The Otherworldlies, Kogler's intelligence and imagination are standouts in the YA field. (Kogler is currently attending Stanford Law School, so we can only hope she will find time to continue to write for YAs in the future.) The Otherworldlies is a vampire novel, a complex one, with a plot I cannot summarize quickly. The main character is Fern, a 12-year-old with a twin brother, Sam. Fern and Sam do not resemble one another physically, and in fact Fern doesn't look like anyone else in the family. Oh--she has been adopted. The school janitor, a girl at school, neighbors, all sorts of people have known about Fern's background, but it isn't until Fern's first teleporting experience...

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