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ISBN:9781554692118

Struck

by Deb Loughead

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list price: $9.95
edition:Paperback
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published: Oct 2009
ISBN:9781554692118
Description

Claire's life is a mess. She's failing math, her depressed mother won't get off the couch, Eric, the boy of her dreams, is dating her nemesis Lucy. While Claire is wishing her life were better, lightning strikes. Soon afterward, everything changes. With Lucy in the hospital and out of the way, Claire attracts Eric's attention and gets the starring role in the school play. But good fortune has a cost: her newly energized mother reconciles with her deadbeat dad, the dream boy turns out to be a dud and Claire feels terrible guilt about gaining everything Lucy has lost. But how can Claire turn it around when lightning only strikes once?

Also available in French.

About the Author

Deb Loughead

DEB LOUGHEAD is an established children's author, a prize-winning poet, and a past president of CANSCAIP. She has written two hi-lo books for teens and numerous works of poetry for children. She is a co-editor of Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls (Sumach). Deb lives in Toronto.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books
Editorial Reviews

"Loughead does a wonderful job of adding a little flavor of magic into realistic fiction…The lesson in following your conscience is well presented. Recommended."

— Library Media Connection

"The story line is believable, with an ending that gives hope to readers, especially those whose parents are in a similar situation to Claire's. The novel moves quickly with lots of dialogue between Claire and her parents…This helps reluctant readers keep with the flow of the story and not get bogged down with unnecessary details. Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"This light-hearted story will interest girls who have been through the emotional drama that is the life of a teen."

— Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media

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