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category: Children's Fiction
published: Aug 2018
publisher: Orca Book Publishers

Lucky Break

by Brooke Carter

tagged: parents, depression & mental illness

Seventeen-year-old Lucy "Lucky" Graves is devoted to her championship rugby team, but her dreams of a scholarship are destroyed when she breaks her leg during an important game. If it doesn't heal properly, Lucy could be benched for the rest of the year. Goodbye pro career, goodbye college, goodbye future. Without rugby, who is she? Now her anxiety is getting worse, and a past trauma has resurfaced to haunt her. Lucy needs to get real about what happened when she was twelve, and about what it really means to be a team player.

About the Author
Brooke Carter was born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, where she earned an MFA in creative writing at UBC and where she currently makes her home with her family. Her stories, poems and articles have appeared in literary journals and national magazines. Another Miserable Love Song is her first novel. For more information, visit www.BrookeCarter.com.
Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
9 to 12
4 to 7
Reading age:
9 to 12
Editorial Reviews

&quotA good book about women in sport and has enough romance and family drama to interest other readers. Highly Recommended.&quot

— CM Magazine

"Clever, quippy dialogue and enjoyable first-person voice make the sassy, inner-monologuing Lucy a pleasure of a protagonist…Bonus points are given for winning subplot involving a goofball math teacher, and a sweet, sincere look at the complexities of female friendship between competitive athletes. This book tackles a lot and scores at every turn."

— Booklist

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