Thursday, May 12, 2016
Just My Luck by Cammie McGovern. I love books with great characters, and this book is no exception. The narrator in this book, Benny Barrows, is wonderfully authentic. He is the kind of kid that fourth graders can relate to - he worries about the usual things kids worry about. He isn't a great student, he isn't the most popular. He worries about why all the kids at school seem to be getting rewards for being kind, but he isn't. In reality, Benny has a lot more on his plate than an ordinary kid, and I found myself rooting for him and his family all the way to the book's ending. I think what I loved about it the most was that Benny's family has big challenges, and Benny handles it the way a real kid would. Try this one. I hope you'll like it as much as I did.