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Gotta have faith

Mariko Tamaki’s misfits are more than the sum of their parts

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Saving Montgomery Sole

Mariko Tamaki

Razorbill Canada

Mariko Tamaki gives good misfit. In a YA field crowded with stock outcasts, Tamaki’s weirdos stand out for never being merely the sum of a few obvious quirks or emotions. Nor are they princes- and princesses-in-exile, surrounded by hostile enemies, waiting for a Dumbledore to whisk them away. If one of Tamaki’s oddballs does find her way to some kind of happiness, it is more often through a clumsy process of trial and error, with an emphasis on the latter.

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