A Touch of Ruckus by Ash Van Otterloo

A Touch of Ruckus

Ash Van Otterloo

288 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction middle grade emotional medium-paced


Tennessee Lancaster has a secret gift: when she touches objects, she sees and hears the memories connected to them. And with her mama pregnant again, her daddy’s job in jeopardy, and a new home in the mountains of North Carolina, Tennie uses her ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 31 reviews


adventurous 81%
emotional 54%
mysterious 54%
tense 36%
dark 18%
hopeful 18%
lighthearted 18%
challenging 9%
funny 9%
inspiring 9%
sad 9%


medium 72%
fast 27%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 77% | Character: 11% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 87% | No: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 57% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 14%

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