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Author: Eddie de Oliveira

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Publisher: PUSH, an Imprint of Scholastic, 2004

Material: paperback

Summary: Lucky is a story that describes how cruel people can be. The author tells us how he thinks we should deal with such cruelty. This is a young adult novel that shows us love has no labels. It is a high interest / low readability book.

Type of Reading: independent reading, remedial reader

Recommended Age: read together: 10 to 13; read yourself: 12 and up

Interest Level: 13 and up

Reading Level: 5.9

Age of Child: Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™

Young Reader Reaction: It is easy for teens to relate to what the author is saying. I would not recommend this book to children, but to very mature teenagers. It would be a little hard to understand being a younger child. This book is easy for teens to relate to what the author is saying.

Adult Reader Reaction: none offered.

Pros: It is an interesting, well written book that shows teenagers to look past labels and find the true personality of a person.

Cons: Although a young adult novel, it demands that the readers have a mature outlook on life.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. It takes a little bit to adjust to the language/slang.

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Educational Themes: The story offers a means of opening discussions with teens about sexuality.

Literary Categories: Fiction - young adult, family, friendship, multicultural

Date(s) Reviewed: June 2005

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