Thursday, August 6, 2015

Lucky Strike by Bobbie Pyron-ADVISABLE

Pyron, Bobbie, Lucky Strike. Pgs. 272. Scholastic Press, 2015. $16.99. Language: G, Mature Content: G, Violence: G

Nate Harlow was born unlucky. No matter what he does or says, he always ends up on the losing side. On Nate’s 11th birthday, he gets struck by lightning. His memory’s blurry regarding the incident, but one thing’s for sure: Nate’s luck has changed. Like King Midas turn everything into god with his touch, Nate’s touch brings whoever he touches luck. Will his luck be a good thing or too much of a good thing? Is there really such a thing as luck?

Nate and the other characters are well developed and likable. The plot is well done and easily draws the reader into Nate’s world. Pyron’s writing style is easy to follow and transitions between scenes smoothly without losing the reader. Fans of Bobbie Pyron, magical realism, friendship stories, and books taking place in small towns will enjoy reading this book. EL. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library.

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