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Lucky Strike

By Bobbie Pyron   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545592185 Paperback
272 Pages | 5.25" x 7.58" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545592178 Hardcover
272 Pages | 5.86" x 8.57" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545592192 Ebook
272 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

A rich, southern voice tells the unforgettable story of two vulnerable outsiders, and the true meaning of lucky.

Nate Harlow would love to be lucky, just once!

He’d like to win a prize, get picked first, call a coin toss right even! But his best friend, Genesis Beam (aka Gen), believes in science and logic, and she doesn’t think for one second that there’s such a thing as luck, good or bad. She doesn’t care what names the other kids call them. She cares about being right, about saving the turtles of Paradise Beach, and she cares about Nate.

Then, on his birthday, at the Goofy Golf mini-golf course, Nate is struck by lightning — and survives! Suddenly baseballs are drawn to his bat — popular kids want HIM on their side. It seems the whole town of Paradise Beach thinks Nate has the magic touch.

But is there room for Gen in Nate’s lucky new world?

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Lucky Strike

"A not-to-be missed, begs-to-be-read-aloud, once-in-a-blue-moon book." —Katherine Applegate, author of Newbury Medal winner The One and Only Ivan

*" Characters leap off the pages, adding rich depth to an already satisfying tale... Amusing, endearing, and sometimes even electrifying." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

*"This well-told story of growth, friendship, and small-town life hits all the right notes." —School Library Journal, starred review

"A dramatic and sweetly poignant story, enlivened by a dash of magical realism." —Publishers Weekly