20. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Leslie

Beyond Lucky by Sarah Aronson, 250 pages, read by Leslie, on 09/23/2012

Beyond Lucky

Twelve-year-old Ari Fish is sure that the rare trading card he found has changed his luck and that of his soccer team, but after the card is stolen he comes to know that we make our own luck, and that heroes can be fallible.

I liked this story of discovering the meaning of true friendship and self-worth.  Ari learns that people change more than he ever thought possible, from finding belief in himself to learning that our friends are not always who we think they are.  He learns to listen to his instincts about himself and finds he is more than a lucky card.  Very recommendable.

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