Patron, Susan and Illustrated by McGuire, Erin Lucky for Good (Book#3) 224 pgs. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011. $6.80. (Rating: G)
Lucky is a lucky girl. Together with her adopted mom Brigitte, they run a much loved little café in a small town. When the health department threatens to shut it down, the whole town panics, and Lucky is worried she might have to move. The town must work together if they want to save the café. Lucky also must find out about her real father, which challenges her emotionally. She must also deal with a friends new religious fervor, which brings up the creationism vs evolution issue.
This is the third book in a series and I don’t feel that it functions that well as a stand alone. The characters are introduced nicely, but then I got the feeling that I had missed something. I decided the plot felt like less of a story and more of just tying up loose ends. Student’s who loved the first two books, will want to read this one. But school libraries may want to consider the issue the book brings up with Creationism vs Evolution, before adding this one to their collection.
ELEMENTARY – OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate & Author.