10-year old Lucky is a delightful child in spite of being handed some awfully hard circumstances. Her guardian, Brigitte, is her absentee father’s first wife who seems to have developed a special bond with Lucky in just a short time. Brigitte is from France, however, and Lucky is worried that Hard Pan, California (population 42) is quickly losing its appeal for Brigitte--if it ever had any to begin with! If only Lucky could find her “Higher Power,” then maybe she could convince Brigitte to stay.
Highly recommended for grades 4-6.