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The Thing About Luck

April 16th, 2018 - Posted in Library News -

8559036by Cynthia Kadohata, 269 pages, Grades 6-8

Summer’s family has had a lot of bad luck recently. Her parents were just called back to Japan to help with some elderly relatives which means she and her brother have to help extra hard with the  harvest. Summer also just about died from malaria which makes her especially worried about mosquitos Her grandparents, whose occupation is to travel with migrant harvesters, are getting a little old for such back-breaking work. Summer has to help her grandmother with preparing meals for the team of harvesters as they travel farm to farm. Her grandfather drives one of the combines that cuts the wheat, and everyone is working fast and hard to get the wheat in before the dreaded rain comes. Summer is just wishing for a bit of good luck to come their way. Her family has had enough bad luck, that’s for sure, but the thing about luck is, you never know what kind you’re going to get.

If you enjoy realistic fiction books about families you might also like: The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora, by Pablo Cartaya, Family Game Night, by Mary Lambert, or  Deliver Us From Normal, by Kate Klise.

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