Monday, April 14, 2014
Half a Chance
HALF A CHANCE by Cynthia Lord. Scholastic Press, 2014.
It is another time of change for Lucy as she and her parents have just moved to New Hampshire to a house on a lake. Dad is taking off immediately to go photograph an endangered insect in Arizona. This is a constant in Lucy's life: new home, Dad gone. But somehow, Lucy is determined to find her place in her new world. The lens of her camera helps her see more clearly. This summer brings her closer to Nate, whose family's summer place is next door. Through Nate, Lucy learns about the loons that nest on an island in this lake. Lucy's summer will be a time of change, no doubt. But perhaps that change is a GOOD thing? Pair this with Cynthia Voigt's SOLITARY BLUE and Gary Paulsen's THE ISLAND.