Just My Luck by Cammie McGovern audiobook

Just My Luck

By Cammie McGovern
Read by Kirby Heyborne

HarperCollins 9780062330659
5.11 Hours 1
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Critically acclaimed author Cammie McGovern's powerful and heartwarming middle grade novel will appeal to readers who loved R. J. Palacio's Wonder, Holly Sloan's Counting by 7s, and Lynda Mullaly Hunt's Fish in a Tree. "This brave story, told with wry humor, is inspirational," raved Ann M. Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Rain Reign. 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 seems to have thrown their way. Just My Luck is a deeply moving and rewarding novel about a down-on-his-luck boy whose caring heart ultimately helps him find the strength to cope with tragedy and realize how much he truly has to offer his friends and family.

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Summary

Summary

Critically acclaimed author Cammie McGovern's powerful and heartwarming middle grade novel will appeal to readers who loved R. J. Palacio's Wonder, Holly Sloan's Counting by 7s, and Lynda Mullaly Hunt's Fish in a Tree. "This brave story, told with wry humor, is inspirational," raved Ann M. Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Rain Reign.

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 seems to have thrown their way.

Just My Luck is a deeply moving and rewarding novel about a down-on-his-luck boy whose caring heart ultimately helps him find the strength to cope with tragedy and realize how much he truly has to offer his friends and family.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] portrait of a young boy struggling to find his role in a family determined not to be defined by their differences…inspirational.” Ann M. Martin, New York Times bestselling author
“McGovern’s thoughtful depiction of a family facing difficult situations without fracturing, coupled with a gentle message about not being too hard on oneself, will surely speak to middle schoolers with their own slate of worries.” Publishers Weekly
“There are many moments that will ring true to middle grade readers: feeling anxious about friendships, wanting to be noticed, and trying to do the right thing…Recommend this sensitive novel to fans of Lisa Graff’s Absolutely Almost." School Library Journal
“In narrator Benny, readers find a resilient and very observant nine-year-old who accepts those around him with their strengths and shortcomings alike. His story is insightful and inspirational.” Kirkus Reviews
“McGovern writes convincingly about characters trying to figure out how best to live with the complications of a disability, both the person whom it most affects and also those around him or her. Benny’s voice deserves to be read aloud in a classroom.” VOYA
“McGovern’s observations about ordinary-seeming life and about the people around us, about small acts of kindness and healing and forgiveness, are perceptive and thought provoking.” Horn Book
“Benny’s first-person narrative radiates with exactly the kind of compassion his mother recommends. Like many nine-year-olds, Benny can be guileless in one moment and wise beyond his years in another. Highly recommended for fans of realistic fiction by writers such as Ann M. Martin or Lisa Graff.” Booklist
“Kirby Heyborne’s soft tones quickly define artistic, empathetic fourth-grader Benny Barrows…Heyborne evokes the gentleness of this tenderhearted boy and shows how Benny’s vulnerable feelings intensify after his father’s accident, the aneurysms that follow it, and Benny’s belief that he’s to blame.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Cammie McGovern

Author Bio: Cammie McGovern

Cammie McGovern is the author of the adult novels Neighborhood Watch, Eye Contact, and The Art of Seeing as well as of young adult novels, beginning with Say What You Will. She is one of the founders of Whole Children, a resource center that runs after-school classes and programs for children with special needs. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.11
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English