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Odessa Again

by Dana Reinhardt
Illustrated by Susan Reagan

Published by Wendy Lamb Books, 2013
195 pages
ISBN: 978𢠥85-739566

Ages 7-10

Odessa Green-Light still has a hyphenated last name, but her family has been de-hyphenated since her parents divorce. Determined to stop her dad抯 pending remarriage, Odessa discovers that if she jumps on a certain spot in the bedroom of the house she抯 just moved to with her mom and brother, time turns back. The first time she goes back twenty-four hours. The next time she goes back twenty-three. Odessa figures this means she has twenty-two chances left, but that抯 plenty of opportunities to undo a bad grade on a quiz, erase an embarrassing moment, or be nicer to her little brother. Plenty of opportunities to make things better or to make them worse: to create some good luck (is it luck of you know in advance what will happen?), or to make her future stepmother angry in hopes she抣l call off the wedding. As Odessa抯 chances to change things dwindle, she begins to think more carefully about what she can change, what she wants to change, and what really matters to her in Dana Reinhardt抯 breezy novel.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center


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