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Pleased to Be Otherwise

Author: 

Gina Ochsner

This is a quirky coming of age story in which it is not just the main character (Timi, a teenager in Uzbekistan) who learns some life lessons. Timi's village has been the recipient of a gift of camels from a Western aid organization- and the camel-related hijincks are only one source of laughs. There's also a Mexican soap opera dubbed into Uzbek and the general randomness of life.

Favorite Thing: 
The wry sense of humor
Pleased to Be Otherwise
Book Length: 
Shorter
Part of Series: 
Not part of a series
Stand Alone: 
Yes
Stickiness: 
Moderate