The Otherwoods by Justine Pucella Winans

The Otherwoods

Justine Pucella Winans

304 pages first pub 2023 (editions) user-added

fiction fantasy lgbtqia+ middle grade


Too Bright to See meets Doll Bones in this spooky, atmospheric adventure about a reluctant hero’s journey into a terrifying other world.Some would call River Rydell a “chosen one”: born with the ability to see monsters and travel to a terrifying w...

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adventurous 100%
challenging 50%
dark 50%
emotional 50%
funny 50%
hopeful 50%
mysterious 50%
tense 50%


medium 50%
fast 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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