Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tween Tuesday Review: Lucky Me

Meghan believes in luck - and now thanks to the forwarding of a chain letter through email, she's cursed. With bad luck following her around, she's determined to break it. Her BFF tells her the only way to break the bad luck is to explain what happened to everyone in the chain and ask their forgiveness. If they say it's no big deal, than a double handshake is in need. Once that's completed the curse will be lifted.

The chain letter came from Ireland - luckily Meghan and her family are headed there on a family vacation. While her family makes it, they're luggage doesn't.

Meghan can't wait to sneak away from her family and track down the people from the chain letter and change her luck. Could it all really be that easy?
My Thoughts: I loved Cindy's previous books (They're now on the Summer Reading List for the the 6th graders), so I wasn't surprised at devouring this book. While the bad luck that descended upon Meghan wouldn't be funny in real life, it was amusing in book life. The poor girl had too many things go wrong for just one day. I love how she and her family traveled to Ireland to visit newly discovered family members. I loved how Meghan took off with two guides to track down the senders of the chain letter - it was a great way to see Ireland. I loved the descriptions of the country-side and the people. It made me long for green mountains and close-knit communities. Travel, luck, family drama, friendship, and a little romance make this book hard to put down. 

Cover Thoughts: Cute
Source: Sent for Review

About the author
Cindy Callaghan is the author of the middle-grade novels Just Add Magic (2010) and 2013’s Lost in London (Simon & Schuster). She is a full-time writer, animal advocate, and supermom. A native of New Jersey, Cindy lives, works, and writes in Wilmington, Delaware, with her family and numerous rescued pets. She loves hearing from fans, speaking at schools and conferences, and zip-lining.

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