Lucky Breaks (Paperback)

By Susan Patron, Matt Phelan (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, 9781416997726, 181pp.

Publication Date: May 4, 2010

Summer 2009 Kids' List

“Just as she's about to turn 11, Lucky finds a new best friend in out-of-towner Paloma and gets into all sorts of trouble (as usual!). Patron's quiet elegance is great for readers who care more about character than action, in this beautiful follow-up to The Higher Power of Lucky.”
— Suzanna Hermans, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY
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Things are fairly normal in Hard Pan, population forty-three. But to Lucky, fairly normal means fairly boring, and she's restless. Just in the nick of time, she meets a potential new best friend named Paloma, who happens to be visiting Hard Pan with her uncle, a geologist. And before she knows it, Lucky gets stuck in a well, meets up with a wild burro, discards something she didn't know was precious, does something unexpectedly cruel, and learns a couple of the secrets of the universe.