Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Book Talk - The Higher Power of Lucky

Lucky is a young girl living in a tiny town of 43 people in the California desert. When her mother died, her father - who never wanted a child and was always absent - convinced his first wife Brigitte to come from France to be Lucky's temporary guardian until a foster home could be found. Lucky lives in constant fear that Brigitte will move back to France and abandon her. If only she could find herself a "higher power" like the ones she hears about when she eavesdrops on the local 12 Step program meetings, all would be well ...

Don't miss this great 2007 Newbery Award-winning novel by local author (and librarian!) Susan Patron.