Parents' Guide to

The Thing About Luck

By Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.

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While The Thing About Luck isn't long on action, Summer's conversational, likable voice shines. The humor and warmth with which she tells her story will make readers root for her as she struggles with the challenges of taking on adult responsibilities and doing the right thing.

Summer's explanations of the farming world convey how important the harvest is to the farmers, the contract harvesters, and families like hers hired by the harvesters, though for some readers her descriptions may border on the tedious.

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