The Order of Odd-Fish: James Kennedy
By: Angela Longstreet | 09.19.2008 | Filed: Fiction: Teen & YA | Link

Rating: 4 1/2 stars

The Order of Odd-Fish: James KennedyA Christmas present that falls from the sky poses to be the red pill that is shoved down poor Jo Larouche's throat; a dazzling new reality that will allow her to flee the life of a waitress and become an odd fish. Peculiar pampering of prim and proper pest roaches act as butlers while the diligent digestion of Korsakov's docile duodenum guides the group to glory in the useless appendix. A very bored, very rich Chinese 'evil' man plans to take over the world one pie at a time and Aunt Lily becomes the center of attention once again.

Twist a slice of the Wizard of Oz around a sprinkle of Alice in Wonderland. Add in a spoonful of Salvador Dali's brains, a smidgen of Dr. Seuss and roll it all together with a heaping dose of whatever makes the Cheshire cat grin and you have the beginnings of The Order of the Odd-Fish. A wild ride that left me confused, dizzy, stumbling over trails of wonderful whirling wretched words and I would most certainly buy a second, third and even forth ticket on this hilarious roller coaster.

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Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers
Pub. Date: August 2008
ISBN-13: 9780385735438

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