Owl in Love

  • Title: Owl in Love
  • Author: Patrice Kindl
  • ISBN: 9780618439102
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback
  • Owl in Love Best Read || [Patrice Kindl] - Owl in Love, Owl in Love 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 o
    Owl in Love Best Read || [Patrice Kindl] - Owl in Love, Owl in Love 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 o

    • Owl in Love Best Read || [Patrice Kindl]
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    Owl in Love

    About Patrice Kindl


    1. Childhood I was born in Alplaus New York in 1951, the youngest of four daughters My father is a mechanical engineer, my mother a housewife My family is very nice I like them all a lot As a child I loved animals and read obsessively.We had still have a family cottage on Lake George The people who live next door are life long friends On summer weekdays during my childhood there were ten females in the two houses, no males As a result of this background I feel that I understand girls better than boys, which is why I write primarily for girls.Education and other jobs After high school I went to Webster College in St Louis, Missouri Oddly enough, given the location, it was a well thought of theater school I attended for a year and a half and then this was the 60 s, early 70 s dropped out and decamped for New York City and a real drama school not a liberal arts college like Webster I appeared in a few television commercials, waitressed, auditioned and did a little modeling.After three or four years of this sort of thing I realized I was going nowhere fast I came back upstate and worked, at first full time and then, after I married and my son was born, part time, as a secretary at a consulting engineering firm called Encotech As a result, I am an excellent touch typist today, which is handy for a writer.I only began writing seriously when I was in my late thirties and was first published in my early forties While I worked on OWL IN LOVE my first book I became involved in a program called Helping Hands, in which I raised two monkeys to be aides to quadriplegics You can check it out at helpinghandsmonkeys You can see a photograph of Kandy on this page and Susi on the FAQ page.Family My husband Paul is president of Encotech that s where I met him My son Alex is 25 He and his art rock band Bible Study no religious connotation live with us part time They rehearse directly over my office, so it is lucky that I think they are great musicians Click here to listen to one of their songs The vocalist is one of America s few female Master Falconers When the band is in residence we also have several hawks or falcons.


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    1. This book gets Lolita really fast, as the main character is a fourteen year old girl who spends her nights peeping through the bedroom window of her science teacher who s pushing forty as he sleeps in his Fruit of the Loom brand underwear , but all creepiness aside, this is also a very original and deep YA novel, introducing the concept of shape shifting owl people to the classic struggles of being an awkward teenager.

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    2. This book is quirky, unique, and surprisingly touching I wondered how the author was going to pull off the were owl aspect, but as Kindl seems to have created a sort of alternate Earth where magic is possible and shapeshifting occasionally crops up in families, it wasn t nearly as farfetched in terms of the story s internal logic, that is as I d thought Certainly Kindl does an excellent job of conveying Owl s detached, alien perspective on human life while still making her a sympathetic characte [...]

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    3. I really liked this Displacement and confusion as fairytale with the food chain as the animal kingdom Owl in Love is about a girl owl named Owl She s in uncomfortable skin that is not her own when she s a girl or bird As a bird she s still torn between worlds based on new longings, and predatory urges Her parents are straight up bird I felt she was bird than girl in a different way less nesting and free flying , and somehow felt closer to her birdish thoughts than human ones Maybe because the [...]

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    4. Maybe some of you may recall my tweet about this book being a creeper I still stand by that tweet I will say, I did warm up to Owl In Love a bit, but definitely feel a little too old for it Owl In Love by Patrice Kindl is about this 14 year old girl named Owl who is get this a wereowl She has a creeper crush on her teacher Mr Lindstrom, who is pushing mid forties, and somewhat balding Basically she turns into an owl and watches him from the window I know gross, right Anyhoo, I spent most of the [...]

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    5. Patrice Kindl is my new favorite writer This was the oddest book I ve read lately, which is saying something A girl with witchy parents can change into an owl Is head over heels in love with her science teacher who shares the same last name as my cute college zoology professor, funnily enough Struggles with trying to fit in with classmates when she can t even eat human food And .Dark and funny Strangely sensual.

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    6. 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 Looms, size 34.Owl Tycho is a fourteen year old girl who can turn into an owl, orperhaps an owl who can turn into a girl She s not just a girl withmagic powers she looks a little like an owl in human form, her bloodis black and her skin is grayish, and she lives on a diet of mice andinsects Sh [...]

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    7. I really enjoyed Owl as a character I loved her owlish view on everything I liked her parents a whole lot too, and I enjoyed Dawn, the girl who insists on becoming Owl s friend Dawn s voice didn t feel 100 percent authentically teen for me, but it was quite entertaining all the same, and her situation and reaction to that situation seemed on target to me, so I didn t mind about the slippage in her voice so much I had some reservations about the parts of the story that were from Houle David s poi [...]

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    8. I had a long drive ahead of me and stopped in a used bookstore where I bought this book based on the title I really have to stop doing that The drive was boring my 15 year old handed me the book and said, Read She hasn t done that in years So I read By the time I hit chapter 5 the entire car full of relatives was begging me to stop reading that creepy, stalker book with an underage girl who has a crush on her 40 some year old teacher and is encouraged by the parents I skipped to the last page an [...]

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    9. actually really loved this book i loved all of the characters and thought the owl was portrayed super well with experiencing things as a young girl and experiencing things as an animaletty refreshing to read something light and simple i would definitely recommend.

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    10. What an unexpected little gem Owl in love manages to be a fully fraught supernatural teenage romance without spilling over into maudlin self importance Just the right amount of humor Not parody Though there is some similarity to Switchers, Kindl tells a delightful story and I would happily read by her Owls are not house proud The almost obsessive tidiness of this room made me uneasy A few rotting branches or some old leaves would have made the place look a lot homier, in my opinion p.51 Damp we [...]

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    11. Fifteen year old Owl s crush on her 40 something science teacher is so sincere, so ardent, I couldn t help but admiring her devotion She had a kind of Anne Shirley way of describing things romanticizing the hole in her love s battered shoe and the rumpled tweed jacket he sports And at first the fact that she watches him every night as he sleeps seems a little creepy, until you realize she s doing it perched on a branch outside his window in between hunting for mice and voles Owl is an owl Or at [...]

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    12. 4.5 stars an utterly unique and charming fantasy.owl is a weird owl raised by two witch parentswho are just a little eccentric they have namedtheir daughter owl and have helped her bestthey can in her growing up to be a healthy wereowl.owl is in love with her 40 year old scienceteacher she spends much of her time perchedon a tree outside his bedroom window at night,spying on him ha but then she noticed a boywho is lurking near her teacher s home, and amystery begins to unravel for owlld in prose [...]

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    13. I was just looking through some opening chapters for various YA books at the library I ended up taking this home and reading it almost non stop Immediately endearing, peculiar, and oddly real for a story of a girl wereowl I want to read Patrice Kindl.

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    14. I am Owl It is my name as well as my nature There are birds of prey in my family going back hundreds of years Every time I reread this book, I fall in love with its voice all over again.

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    15. Very odd, but original and extraordinary The sustained alien POV is quite remarkable

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    16. This book is about a high school students falling in love with her science teacher I don t think that there s a message in the book or neither a quote to represent a message in the book I would recommend this book to a friend so that they wouldn t get bored during the weekend This book always kept me busy and I can read this book in my spare time I like how the author expresses the main character s feelings in a way that I can understand.

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    17. This books is entirely different from other shapeshifter stories Owl, the fourteen year old heroine, is really bird of prey than human girl She has black blood and therefore greyish skin, a heart shaped face featuring large yellow eyes and feathery hair ending in a widow s peak She does not eat human food, because she cannot digest it without losing her dual nature after trying a sandwich she was not able to take off for days Instead she hunts at night and eats yummy rats, mice and hamsters bef [...]

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    18. I think it needs explanation why I read this The only excuse I can find, is that I read the word were owl on the back and was made curious Even when I started reading it, found out about the crush this thirteen year old girl had on her forty something teacher, and, worse, that it was actually a teenage girl read, I still couldn t get myself to stop reading.Actually, for the first time in a while, I was compelled to read a book when reading Owl in Love That s not to say its exceptional It s just [...]

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    19. I bought Owl in Love by Patrice Kindl on a complete whim It turns out to be the author s debut novel In it, Owl Tycho, an owl by name and by nature spends her days as a teenage girl and her evenings as a barn owl Tyto alba.Her name is so similar to what she becomes, that one can just imagine the other characters in the book doing a double take whenever Owl is first introduced Owl, though, has other obsessions namely her science teacher who is than twice her age Why he intrigues her so is never [...]

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    20. I decided to re read Owl in Love since it has been 5 or 6 years since the last time I re read it, and I ve changed and grown a lot as a reader The beginning of the book is really rocky as it is just the main character giving the premise of the book with some short stories about what s happened so far Owl, the main character, is a wereowl who falls in love with her science teacher My favorite thing about the book is how Kindl portrays Owl s love She has these unattractive descriptions of her scie [...]

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    21. This is Patrice Kindl s first Young Adult novel, and it shows Her main character, Owl, thinks, talks, and acts like no teenager Her plot begins slow, never fully develops, and has an insufficient, speedy wrap up The story describes a few brief weeks in the life of Owl, who is a shape shifter and transforms every night into her namesake She spends her owl time gazing at her science teacher while he sleeps She thinks he is her mate for life, if only NY laws allowed this Her parents support the ide [...]

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    22. Schoolgirl by day, owl by nightI went into this book having no prior knowledge of it It was recommended to me by my hometown library, after I gave them a short list of books with romance in them that I loved I think I d put down that I loved the language of all the books I gave them, because the main thing I noticed in this book was its lovely language and excellent voice Owl, our intrepid main character, is old fashioned being the daughter of a witch and all and her voice shows that brilliantly [...]

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    23. This was a fresh, fast paced, and charming little book Owl seems a little autistic spectrum and that mostly worked for me The only problem I had with the book was the sections which were about Houle s experiences at the institution It wasn t clear to me that they were flashbacks, so it felt like they were running in current time, parallel to Owl s experiences Really, that stuff was what brought him into her life but wasn t current Confusing I had a few unanswered questions about why he was locke [...]

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    24. Che strano, strano romanzo Non l ho amato quanto Goose Chase, ma come non omaggiare con quattro stellozze l abilit di Patrice Kindl nel farci sentire la voce di una protagonista completamente fuori dalla norma e non poco inquietante, aggiungerei , ben lontana dalle sciaquette slavate che imperversano negli YA di questi tempi voglio Keeping the Castle.

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    25. When I was 12 I thought this was the greatest book in the world and it was so freaking awesome.As an adult, I tried to read it again an endeavor I should have never embarked on.I started to read it, and it began to lose the magic and the sparkle that had captivated me as a teeny bopper So I stopped I wanted it to be as good as I remembered it and not weird because the science teacher Owl has a crush on is old, balding and likes to wear tighty whiteys Not swoon worthy at all to a 14 year old Sorr [...]

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    26. A lovely book indeed Owl, girl by day and shape shifting bird of prey by night although she can shift shapes any time really is in love with Mr Lindstrom, her science teacher and assumes that she will have to suffer the slings and arrows of unrequited passion, keeping watch over him at night in his Fruit of the Loom underwear from a perch outside his home But that all changes when a mysterious intruder, a boy, lurking around Mr Lindstrom, appears and Owl finds herself unsure who she is really in [...]

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    27. This book is mainly about a girl who is in love with her teacher She says that she turns into an owl at night and is a normal girl in the morning Except for her owl like features you can picture it This book is bad because it is so weird It s like one of your friends turning into a cat and jumping out a window to catch a bird weird I know It is not realistic I don t like it AMR

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    28. read this years ago and just pulled it out to reread because it s so haunting The voice is quirky, almost bizarre, but charming, and the magical realism is subtle and strange It s a beautiful book, it inspired me as a young writer, it holds up as a modern classic.

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    29. I love this book as much at 27 as I did when I was 15.

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    30. Just love it She s a wereowl, and she s madly in love with her middle aged teacher It s smart and charming and bittersweet all at once

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