Fortune Falls (Hardcover)

By Jenny Goebel

Scholastic Press, 9780545811903, 208pp.

Publication Date: January 5, 2016

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Welcome to Fortune Falls, a magical town where superstitions are real. Four-leaf clovers really do bring good fortune, and owning a rabbit's foot is the secret to success.

However, there aren't enough charms in the universe to help Sadie Bleeker. She can't pass a ladder without walking under it, and black cats won't leave her alone.

That's because Sadie is an Unlucky. And things will only get worse as she gets older, which is why Unluckies are sent away at age twelve to protect those around them.

Sadie can't stand the thought of leaving home, so she and her friend, Cooper, devise a plan to reverse her bad luck. But when their scheme accidentally results in a broken mirror, the situation turns dire. Because for Sadie, seven years bad luck isn't an inconvenience-it's practically a death sentence.

Can a girl who's never so much as found a single lucky penny change her fortune? Or will she be forced to celebrate her twelfth birthday by saying farewell to everyone she loves?


About the Author

Jenny Goebel is the author of Grave Images and the upcoming 39 Clues: Doublecross Book 3. She lives in Denver with her husband and three sons.


Praise For Fortune Falls

* "Sadie is a clever, resourceful, and brave heroine who is unwilling to abandon her family and friends, even when facing insurmountable odds. Make space on your shelves for this one." -- Booklist, starred review


Praise for Grave Images :

"Will please readers who like character development mixed with delicious creepiness. Fans of books by Mary Downing Hahn or Peg Kehret will find this a good match." -- School Library Journal

"Goebel’s debut has some scary moments, but they’re all countered by warm, fuzzy interactions with her good-hearted family and neighbors. Give to young readers who want a spooky story without the nightmares." -- Booklist