BookBrowse Reviews The Anybodies by N.E. Bode

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The Anybodies

by N.E. Bode

The Anybodies
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  • First Published:
    May 2004, 288 pages
    Paperback:
    Sep 2005, 288 pages

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Suspense, intrigue and mystery for children aged 9-12

From the book jacket: This book promises suspense! Intrigue! Mystery! Fairies fall out of books! Birds turn into dogs! Nuns turn into lampposts! So I have no idea why you're still lingering here. . . . Start reading! (Ages 9+)

Comment: N.E. Bode is the loosely veiled pseudonym of adult novelist Julianna Baggot (Girl Talk, 2001 & various short stories and poems).  Like a number of recent children's authors, Bode remains a tangible presence in the story by keeping up a continuous stream of  asides addressed directly to the reader.  Personally, I find this style of writing mildly irritating as I find the commentary pulls me out of the story, rather than drawing me in; but then again, I'm about 3 decades older than the intended target audience, so what do I know about it!  

Putting that mild criticism aside, The Anybodies is ...

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