Lucky Strikes

Lucky Strikes

Book - 2016
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Set in Depression Era Virginia, this is the story of orphaned Amelia and her struggle to keep her siblings together.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781627793902
Characteristics: 313 pages ; 22 cm


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KHCPL_Wagner Dec 28, 2016

After Amelia's mother dies, it's up to her to save the family gas station and keep herself and her siblings out of foster care.

Aug 14, 2016

I was a little disappointed when I opened the book to the first page and discovered it was written in dialect, but that one page was as long as my disappoint lasted. Lucky Strikes is a fast-paced, high-stakes novel set in the real world about tough Melia. She's fighting to keep her family together and to keep their gas station. Nothing was sugarcoated-- Melia was tough, down-to-earth, practical, and her occasional selfish outbursts made her human. The characters of Lucky Strikes were complete, well-developed, and relatable. I cared for them. The ending even made me tear up a bit.
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