Tuesday, August 07, 2007

56. "The Higher Power of Lucky" - Susan Patron


Thanks to Dewey for this recommendation...

Lucky Trimble spends her time in a small California desert town listening to a hole in the wall while blank-anonymous meetings are held. She wants to discover her own Higher Power, especially since her mother died and she's not sure if her guardian is going to stick around.

Well written, it captures the heart of a ten-year-old. And it's already stirring up some controversy because of the word "scrotum." You know, sometimes I wonder if some parents, librarians, and teachers have forgotten the language of children. I could list the word choices that would make this "worse," at least to those wanting to ban this book based on that word.

3.5 out of 5.0 Peachberry Shakes.

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