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The Thing About Luck

Monday, November 5th, 2018

61IvDDX-bVL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_by Cynthia Kadohata, 269 pages, Grades 6-8

Luck is a nice thing to have when it is good, but when bad, luck seems to attract more bad luck and so on and so on. Summer thought it was bad enough when her parents were called back to Japan for an emergency; this means she is in charge of her brother until they get back. But then, it is also harvest time and, since her parents are not around, it is up to Summer to help her grandmother cook and clean for the harvest workers. Then her grandpa seems to be slowing down a lot and the bosses are getting angry and threatening not to pay them if they cannot work faster. Will this bad luck just keep multiplying or could Summer finally catch a break and some good luck after all?

If you like reading books by Kadohata you might also enjoy: A Million Shades of Gray, Cracker!, or Weedflower.