Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lucky Breaks by Susan Patron

"Eleven, Lucky thought from her seat at the back of the school bus, eleven, eleven, eleven, and the idea of it, the sound of it, threw off sparks in her head."

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Abstract: Having reached the mature age of eleven in the tiny California town of Hard Pan (population 43), Lucky discovers that there is still much to learn about friendship, parental trust, and the Milky Way galaxy.

Publisher: Ginee Seo Books - Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 179 page


DaNae said...

I will be happy to visit Hard Pan as often as Susan Patron is willing to invite me.

Anonymous said...

I had quite the opposite reaction: why would I want to go back to Hard Pan?

Lucky is a predictably unpredictable kid and it just felt old. Especially the well predicament.

Jen said...

I liked this one a lot better than the first one. D'oh, I'm not supposed to compare them. I'll withdraw that statement.

This book contains themes that resonate for kids. That said, there's not much of a new twist to this one.