Just My Luck

just-my-luckWritten by Cammie McGovern

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 has thrown their way.

Benny is an average kid whose family is going through a lot. I like that he keeps going even when things aren’t going his way. I think the author did a great job making this a realistic and story students can relate to.

Review by Vanessa Eyre, Robert Frost Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4-7

Author Website: http://www.cammiemcgovern.com/

Just My Luck
Written by Cammie McGovern
Harper, an Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
228 pages
Release Date: February 23, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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