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YMMV: Odd Thomas
Author Tract: Odd occasionally laps into little sermons about what's wrong with modern civilization, i.e. liberalism, irreligion, scientism, mass media, utilitarian bioethics, etc.
The Woobie: Odd, Stormy, and Odd's neighbor, who lost everyone dear to her. Her husband due to a heart attack in his sleep, and the rest of her family while they were on vacation and had the misfortune to pick one of the 9-11 planes. The fact that she thinks her family's invisible makes it more heartwrenching.