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Children's Fiction General

Lucky Break

by (author) Brooke Carter

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
Aug 2018
Category
General, Depression & Mental Illness, Parents
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459816411
    Publish Date
    Aug 2018
    List Price
    $9.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459816435
    Publish Date
    Aug 2018
    List Price
    $13.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
  • Reading age: 9 to 12

Description

Seventeen-year-old Lucy "Lucky" Graves is devoted to her championship rugby team, but her dreams of a scholarship are destroyed when she breaks her leg during an important game. If it doesn't heal properly, Lucy could be benched for the rest of the year. Goodbye pro career, goodbye college, goodbye future. Without rugby, who is she? Now her anxiety is getting worse, and a past trauma has resurfaced to haunt her. Lucy needs to get real about what happened when she was twelve, and about what it really means to be a team player.

About the author

Brooke Carter was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, where she earned an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC) and where she currently makes her home with her family. She is the author of the Orca Soundings titles Another Miserable Love Song and Learning Seventeen and the Orca Sports title Lucky Break. For more information, visit www.brookecarter.com.

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Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens

Editorial Reviews

&quotA good book about women in sport and has enough romance and family drama to interest other readers. Highly Recommended.&quot

CM Magazine

"Clever, quippy dialogue and enjoyable first-person voice make the sassy, inner-monologuing Lucy a pleasure of a protagonist…Bonus points are given for winning subplot involving a goofball math teacher, and a sweet, sincere look at the complexities of female friendship between competitive athletes. This book tackles a lot and scores at every turn."

Booklist

Other titles by Brooke Carter