Lucky for Good

Book review by Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Third book in offbeat series explores the meaning of family.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 9+

Excellent

Lucky is a spunky girl who touches your heart. I wish the CSM reviewer treated her fairly. She grows from the first book to the third, which is the point. It bothers me that such things as a "tender kiss" are pointed out. You make it seem "dirty" when in fact that is a part of growing up. I hope all young readers will read this book. And, yes I hope they will heed Lucky's words about censorship. Lucky, after all, does use her brain.

Book Details

  • Author: Susan Patron
  • Illustrator: Erin McGuire
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Atheneum
  • Publication date: August 9, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 8 - 12
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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