Lucky Broken Girl

Lucky Broken Girl

eBook - 2017
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In 1960s New York, fifth-grader Ruthie, a Cuban-Jewish immigrant, must rely on books, art, her family, and friends in her multicultural neighborhood when an accident puts her in a body cast.
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin Young Readers Group 2017
ISBN: 9780399546464
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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A young girl is in a car accident leaving her in a full lower body cast for months.

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JCLJaymaZ Jun 18, 2019

I am one of those people who once I start a book, I finish it, but I just couldn't with "Lucky Broken Girl." I made it about 3/4 of the way through. First, I did the audio book and I think the author would have been better off hiring a professional to record this story. More than once I started to focus on the annoyingness of her voice and noticeable start and stop of recording sessions rather than the story. Then the story itself was depressing. I needed some glimmer of hope for Ruthie to keep me engaged. I am glad the author was able to persevere through all of these hardships, but this wasn't the book for me.

Dec 13, 2018

This was a fantastic book and it's even more amazing when you find out that it's based on the authors life as a child.

ArapahoeStaff2 Nov 12, 2017

I loved this story filled with optimism and diverse, rich characters. This novel had be turning the pages, despite this not being an action-packed story. I felt for Ruthie, but I was also cheering her on every step of the way!


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