Lucky Break

  • Pages:184
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:female athlete, strong female protagonist, rugby, teen romance, OCD
  • Pub Date:08/28/2018
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Fry Level:4.4
  • Lexile:HL700L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:Z
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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.
"A good book about women in sport and has enough romance and family drama to interest other readers. Highly Recommended."
– 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
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