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. Volume XVIII Number 4. . . .September 23, 2011
Boney, Itchy, and Squeak are the Odd Fellows. They keep a rooster in their clubhouse and a simplified means of communication, called the Tele-tube, in their bedrooms. While they are on Starky Hill doing a test run of the StarSweeper for an amateur aircraft competition, they experience a shift in time they canít explain. On the day of the competition, they begin to notice the effects, but they wonít come to an understanding about what happened until they meet the person who seems to be spying on them. This sequel to The Odds Get Even is a humorous story about a group of misfits trying to protect their best friend from extraterrestrials. They are able to use their own inventions to track him down when he disappears into the mother ship, but to distinguish him from all the clones that were made from his DNA, they will have to rely on their clone detectors; in this case, their clubhouse rooster and a few rescue animals that suddenly showed up in their lives on the day of the competition. Loyalties are tested when the spy turns out to be a girl, but they eventually accept her and change the name of their club to reflect her inclusion as the newest member. Against All Odds (which has a glow in the dark alien on the back cover) can be read as a stand alone because Ghent incorporates a few character backgrounds and plot summaries from The Odds Get Even into this sequel.
Tanya Boudreau is a librarian at the Cold Lake Public Library in Cold Lake, AB.
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