A Whole Lot of Lucky
By Danette Haworth
(Walker Childrens, Hardcover, 9780802723932, 304pp.)
Publication Date: September 4, 2012
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Hailee Richardson never realized how much she hated her Salvation Army life and Goodwill accessories until the night her family wins the lottery. All of a sudden she's no longer the only girl at school without a cell phone or a brand-new bike! And the newfound popularity that comes with being a lottery winner is just what she's always dreamed of. But the glow of her smartphone and fancy new clothes wears off when Hailee is transferred to Magnolia Academy, a private school. All of a sudden, her best friend and parents seem shabby compared to the beautiful Magnolia moms and the popular bad-girl Nikki, who seems to want to be her friend. Now, Hailee wants nothing more than to grow up-and away-from her old life. It'll take one very busy social networking page, a stolen first kiss, and a whole carton of eggs for Hailee to realize that not all luck is good, not all change is bad, and a best friend who's just a call away will always be more valuable than a phone.
DANETTE HAWORTH is the author of Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning, which was named to the California Young Readers Medal Masterlist; The Summer of Moonlight Secrets; and Me & Jack.www.danettehaworth.com