Sallyo mentioned

Sally Odgers sodgers at
Fri Nov 19 23:25:02 EST 2004

That's me, Devra. You can see the cover at should you so desire.

The heroine, Ro, is a small-town American spending six months in Australia with her lecturer mother, and the hero is a doppelganger named Patrick Carroll. There's a Psyche theme, with Ro asking too many questions. The day she tries to "prove" Patrick, he vanishes. It was fun to write.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Devra at 
  To: dwj at 
  Sent: Saturday, November 20, 2004 1:11 PM
  Subject: Re: Sallyo mentioned

       Now I trust that there is not more than one Sally Odgers who writes young adult books, and so I must assume that the one whose book "Boy Down Under" is discussed in the article in Publishers Weekly dated Nov 15 2004 ('Chick Lit for Teens and Tweens', p 24 - 26) and whose book cover is so delightfully centered on p 26 - is our Own True Sally.  wow.  The publisher is quoted as saying 'In fact, in October we published Boy Down Under - [chick lit] with a fantastical twist, in which a strong, sassy heroine must discover if her new boyfriend is real or imaginary.'
       Way to go, SallyO!
       In fact it's an excellent article anyway, explaining why kids are tired of 'problem novels' and want to read about people who aren't being sexually abused, or alcoholic, or bulimic, or...
       Devra, amazed that no other librarians or booksellers saw this first!

  Devra Langsam
  devra at 
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