Lucky Breaks

Book Verdict

Lucky Breaks

by Susan Patron

Illustrations by Matt Phelan

Part of a Series: Hard Pan Trilogy.

First Release:

May 2009

ISBN: 9781416939986

Life in Hard Pan, California (population 43), feels a bit ordinary to almost-eleven-year-old Lucky. Her best friend, Lincoln, is a boy, and his preoccupation with tying knots seems, well, boring. Then Lucky meets Paloma, who is visiting Hard Pan with her geologist uncle, and Lucky realizes that what she wants is a girl best friend, an adventurous girl. "And without even knowing that she'd been looking, now Lucky longed for that girl to be Paloma." Unfortunately, Paloma lives two hundred miles away, and her mother is so overprotective she might not let Paloma return to Hard Pan. Black-and-white illustrations.

  • ISBN: 9781416939986
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: -
    Publisher: Atheneum
    Page Count: 192
    Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
    Dewey Classification: F
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 6, Points: 6
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 7.5, Points: 11
    Lexile: Level: 960L
    Genre: Realistic fiction.
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