Lucky Break
Lucky Break
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Series: Orca Sports   

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Annotation: In this high-interest sports novel for young readers, Lucy "Lucky" Graves breaks her leg in a rugby game and jeopardizes her future.
Catalog Number: #6524754
Format: Paperback
No other formats available
Special Formats: High Low High Low
Publisher: Orca Books
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 171 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-459-81641-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-459-81641-1
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2018933701
Dimensions: 18 cm.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Lucy "Lucky" Graves is the star fly-half of her high-school rugby team. She's on track for an athletic scholarship to college when she's sidelined with a broken ankle halfway through the season. The trauma makes her already significant OCD flare and triggers PTSD from a childhood accident. Can she undergo both rehab and therapy to pull it together ntally and physically time to finish the season? Or has that scholarship been sidelined for good? Carter's personal rugby experience pays off in deep, clear knowledge and passion for the fun, brutal sport. Her clever, quippy dialogue and enjoyable first-person voice make the sassy, inner-monologuing Lucy a pleasure of a protagonist, which in turn allows for emotional investment in her welfare. Bonus points are given for the story's delightful romance with an adorable redhead, a warm and healthy relationship with her mother, a winning subplot involving a goofball math teacher, and a sweet, sincere look at the complexities of female friendship between competitive athletes. This book tackles a lot and scores at every turn.
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ALA Booklist (12/1/18)
Reading Level: 3.0
Interest Level: 5-9
Lexile: HL700L
Guided Reading Level: Z
Fountas & Pinnell: Z

Seventeen-year-old Lucy "Lucky" Graves is devoted to her championship rugby team, but her dreams of a scholarship are destroyed when she breaks her leg during an important game. If it doesn't heal properly, Lucy could be benched for the rest of the year. Goodbye pro career, goodbye college, goodbye future. Without rugby, who is she? Now her anxiety is getting worse, and a past trauma has resurfaced to haunt her. Lucy needs to get real about what happened when she was twelve, and about what it really means to be a team player.

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