The Luck Uglies

The Luck Uglies

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The first in a series with the makings of a modern classic, The Luck Uglies is an irresistible cross between Chris Colfer's Land of Stories series and Kelly Barnhill's The Girl Who Drank the Moon, overflowing with adventure, secrets, friendship, and magic.

Rye O'Chanter has seen a lot of strange things happen in Village Drowning: Children are chased through the streets. Families are fined for breaking laws that don't even exist. Girls aren't allowed to read anymore, and certain books--books that hold secrets about Drowning's past--have been outlawed altogether.

Now a terrifying encounter has eleven-year-old Rye convinced that the monstrous, supposedly extinct Bog Noblins have returned. Before the monsters disappeared, there was only one way to defeat them--the Luck Uglies. But the Luck Uglies have long since been exiled, and there's nobody left who can protect the village.

As Rye dives into Drowning's maze of secrets, rules, and lies, she begins to question everything she's been told about the village's legend of outlaws and beasts . . . and what she'll discover is that it may take a villain to save them from the monsters.

This critically acclaimed debut middle grade novel was named an ALA Notable Book and a New York Public Library Title for Reading and Sharing and won the Cybil Award for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction and a Sunshine State Young Readers Award.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2014.
ISBN: 9780062271501
Branch Call Number: J DUR
Characteristics: 387 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Pétur Antonsson 1984-- Illustrator

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JCLKatieS Jan 22, 2015

This book will take you on an adventure as you follow Rye through the hidden world of Village Drowning. I loved the detail and description of all of the magical creatures and thought that the story line was very fun and imaginative. This would be a great book for a dad-daughter read-aloud. I highly recommend it for kids interested in fantasy!

JCLChrisK Oct 16, 2014

Wonderfully done. The world created is as tangible as they come without any tedium to the world-building process. A real sense of magic and legend, enchantment, mystery, and danger. There is both action and depth. And, of course, a protagonist that is easy to identify with and encourage, as we join her on her journey of discovery. Highly recommended.

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grayc11
Jul 02, 2014

A really great book! I recommend you people to read it! Lots of adventure, mystery, and fun!!! :D

Blue_Cheetah_345 Jun 17, 2014

There's danger around every little corner, and it's a story that keeps you thinking about what will happen next.

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Jun 24, 2014

“"R-y-e," Rye spelled. "Rhymes with lie.”
Mrs. O’Chanter frowned and gave her a harsh look.
“Sorry,” Rye said. “Rhymes with die.”
That didn’t improve Mrs. O’Chanter’s mood.”

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