Lizzy Sherman has brought home strays before. Plenty of cats and a one-eyed poodle. But never a human. And not without her parents knowing. Living in the small town of East Thumb Maine on top of her family’s diner, twelve-year old Lizzy copes with the pain of loss by searching for signs to guide her and perhaps, guarantee her, a bump-free path through life.  If only she can figure out what those signs are trying to tell her— whether it’s a funny-shaped cloud, the ice cubes in her glass of water floating into the shape of a smile, or a heart-shaped puddle of spilled juice.

When Lizzy and her best friend Joss meet a troubled runaway, Lizzy discovers there is something unique about this girl and hides her inside her home, convinced that she is good luck and can protect Lizzy and her family from another tragedy. But what she offers Lizzy turns out to be far greater than luck. With a balance of humor and heart, Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl is a story about loss, love, family and friendship; and at its core, the awesome power of hope.

 


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"Readers are in luck! Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl is a lively tale of compassion and self-discovery, with a perfect blend of humor, heart, and hope. Lizzy's optimism, drive, and quirky belief in signs from the universe make her a character worth rooting for."

—Anna Staniszewski, author of The Dirt Diary



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