- Published: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006.
- Year Published: 2006
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 134 p.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Lexile: 1010
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The higher power of Lucky
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Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Downtown Youth Ref., Malletts Youth, Pittsfield Youth, Traverwood Youth
"A Richard Jackson book."
Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Lucky Trimble determines to run away while also continuing to seek the Higher Power that will bring stability to her life.
Reviews & Summaries
The title of the book refers to this: Lucky has a small job cleaning up a building in town where all the local 12 step groups meet (Alcoholics Anonymous, Smokers Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous). She often eavesdrops on the meetings through a hole in the wall, and thus ponders what sort of higher power she has in her life. Her mother died a few years earlier, and a French woman named Bridgitte is her guardian. Various incidents are related along the way, leading up to the climax where Lucky runs away during a major sand storm. Will she return home? Or will this be the final straw that causes Bridgitte to move back to France?
I listened to this a book on CD. For some reason, I didn't enjoy this book as much as I'd hoped. It is clearly aimed at a middle grades audience, but certain details or aspects seem more mature somehow and were thus jarring.
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