Against the odds

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Kiki lives with her mother, father, and repulsive old dog. Life is good except that her father, a doctor, feels compelled to constantly embark on humanitarian missions to dangerous places. No matter how persuasive her arguments, Kiki can't convince him to stay home. Her mother explains the odds -- there's very little chance her father will die because, after all, how many of her friends' fathers have died? Unconvinced, Kiki dreams up ways to bolster those odds. If it's unlikely that a girl would lose her father, wouldn't it be twice as unlikely that she'd lose a father and a pet? When her father actually does go missing, and her mother becomes increasingly distraught, Kiki feels she really must do something -- but can she live with the consequences of committing such a terrible, irrevocable act? This perceptive and compelling novel deals with serious moral issues in a funny, deeply human way.
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display_description Kiki worries about her father who is often away on missions in dangerous war zones. Kiki's mother tries to reassure her by explaining about odds and how the odds are against her father being killed. Kiki tries to think of ways to improve the odds in her father's favor, but, when he finally goes missing, she believes she must do something to save him.
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subject_facet Fathers and daughters -- Fiction, Fear -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Fiction, Worry -- Fiction
title_display Against the odds
title_full Against the odds / Marjolijn Hof ; translated by Johanna H. Prins and Johanna W. Prins
title_short Against the odds
topic_facet Fathers and daughters, Fear, Missing persons, Worry