The Oddfits

From the back of the book:

Eight-year-old Murgatroyd Floyd doesn’t fit in — not as a blue-eyed blonde living in Singapore, not in school, and certainly not with his aloof expatriate parents, who seem determined to make his life even harder. Unbeknownst to him, there’s a reason why he’s always the odd boy out: he is an Oddfit, a rare type of human with access to the More Known World, a land invisible to most people. Yet unfortunate circumstances keep Murgatroyd stranded in the Known World, bumbling through life with the feeling that an extraordinary something is waiting for him just beyond reach.

Seventeen years later, that something finally arrives when a secret organization dedicated to exploring the More Known World invites Murgatroyd on a mission. But as the consummate loser begins to grow into the Oddfit he was meant to be, the Known World becomes bent on exterminating him. For once in his underachieving life, will Murgatroyd Floyd exceed expectations and outsmart those trying to thwart his stupendous destiny?

From the inside of the book:

“The boy was clearly and unmistakably oddfitting. Oddfittingness emanated from his every pore; it enveloped him like a cloud; it hung on him and exceeded him as if it were a baggy, oversized T-shirt that came all the way down to his scrawny little ankles. The oddfittingness was so obvious that Yusuf was ashamed to admit that he hadn’t seen it until now. He was obviously out of practice.”

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4 thoughts on “The Oddfits

  1. Tom Schwing says:

    I’m only half way through ‘the Oddfits’ and already hoping for a long series to follow! Move over Harry Potter, here comes Murgatroyd Floyd!

  2. Danielle says:

    I really enjoyed this story. It has a delightful absurdity to it and I can’t wait for the next installment in the series.

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