Part bird of prey, part teenage girl in love, and now part stalker, Owl Tycho’s life is complicated. It becomes even more so when an inept new shape-shifter appears on the scene. Funny, smart, and supernatural, Owl is a young woman worth getting to know.
About the Author
Patrice Kindl's first novel, Owl in Love, was an ALA Notable Book for Children, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and an SCBWI Golden Kite Award Honor Book.
Chapter One 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.
I watch him while I should be hunting. When I don’t hunt, I don’t eat. I grow thin for love of Mr. Lindstrom. My parents are getting worried. I go to bed at dawn, after watching Mr. Lindstrom as he sleeps all night. Then my parents tiptoe in and watch anxiously as I sleep. It’s only fair, I suppose.
"A fantasy rich and strange, haunting and humorous." --The Bulletin, starred The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, Starred
"Tautly plotted and touching." -- Publishers Weekly, starred Publishers Weekly, Starred
"An unusually strong and original first novel." -- Kirkus Kirkus Reviews