The Outcast by Kathryn Lasky

210 pages first pub 2005 (editions)

fiction fantasy middle grade adventurous fast-paced


Haunted by his past, hunted by the Pure Ones, Nyroc flies alone. He yearns to go to the great tree, where good and learned owls do noble deeds, but he cannot. He is son of Kludd and Nyra, sworn enemies of all Ga'Hoole stands for, feared and despis...

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adventurous 100%
inspiring 53%
mysterious 46%
hopeful 30%
emotional 23%
dark 15%
reflective 15%
tense 15%
informative 7%
lighthearted 7%
relaxing 7%
sad 7%


fast 58%
medium 41%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 45% | Character: 27% | Plot: 27%

Strong character development?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 40% | It's complicated: 30% | Yes: 30%

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