Lucky Breaks
Lucky Breaks (Hard Pan Trilogy)
Lucky Breaks
Matt Phelan, Susan Patron
"Eleven is much more intrepid than only ten." On the eve of her eleventh birthday, Lucky wants to let loose and become intrepid; she's ready for life to change. But Hard Pan (population 43) drones on like it always has: Lincoln all tied up in knotty matters, Miles newly diagnosed as a genius but as needy as ever, Brigitte running her Café and trying to figure out what it means to be American. Enter Paloma, tagging along on a visit to Hard Pan with a pack of hungry geologists. She's smart and pretty and fun -- definitely best-friend material. But will Lucky be able to cope with tomato worms, Short Sammy's mysterious box, the potential for disaster when Paloma's parents visit Hard Pan, and Lincoln's fame among knot tyers of the world? Lucky's intrepidness is put to the test in this satisfying sequel to the Newbery Award-winning The Higher Power of Lucky.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Lucky is a 10 year old girl living in a little town called Hard Pan. Her best friend Lincoln is working on a secret netting project and might move to England. Lucky's other friend, Miles, is turning six and his birthday is around the same time as Lucky. He wants to have a birthday party for both of them and invite the whole town. Lucky's mom is French and is trying to become more American. Lucky is almost 11 and doesn't have any friends who are girls. When a new girl named Paloma visits, Lucky thinks she might find another best friend.

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