Just My Luck by Cammie McGovernJust My Luck by Cammie McGovern

Just My Luck

byCammie McGovern

Hardcover | February 23, 2016

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Critically acclaimed author Cammie McGovern's middle grade debut is a powerful and heartwarming story that will appeal to readers who loved R. J. Palacio's Wonder, Ann M. Martin's Rain Reign, and Holly Sloan's Counting by 7s.

Fourth grade is not going at all how Benny Barrows hoped. He hasn't found a new best friend. He's still not a great bike rider—even though his brother George, who's autistic, can do tricks. And worst of all, he worries his dad's recent accident might be all his fault. Benny tries to take his mom's advice and focus on helping others, and to take things one step at a time. But when his dad ends up in the hospital again, Benny doesn't know how he and his family will overcome all the bad luck that life seems to have thrown their way.

Just My Luck is a deeply moving and rewarding novel about a down-on-his-luck boy whose caring heart ultimately helps him find the strength to cope with tragedy and realize how much he truly has to offer his friends and family.

Cammie McGovern writes both young adult and adult novels. Her young adult novels include Say What You Will and A Step Toward Falling. Her adult novels include Neighborhood Watch, Eye Contact, and The Art of Seeing. She is also one of the founders of Whole Children, a resource center that runs after-school classes and programs for child...
Title:Just My LuckFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.85 inPublished:February 23, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062330659

ISBN - 13:9780062330659


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delightful book for all ages! I read this book with a student of mine. Both he (a grade 8 male) and myself (a 25 year old female) enjoyed the book. The characters develop in a way which makes them both easy to relate to and engaging. The book is easy to read and has a very heart warming topic readers of all age will enjoy.
Date published: 2017-01-19

Editorial Reviews

“Cammie McGovern channels her knowledge and passion for specialneeds kids. Like the deservedly best-selling Wonder by R.J. Palacio—required reading for every family—this doesn’t just get you talking, it gets you thinking, feeling and rejoicing.”