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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 184
Themes: self-worth, identity, anxiety, mental illness, young love, rugby
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 28/08/2018
Fry Reading Level: 4.4
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Seventeen-year-old Lucy "Lucky" Graves is devoted to her championship rugby team, but her dreams of a scholarship are destroyed when she breaks her leg during an important game. If it doesn't heal properly, Lucy could be benched for the rest of the year. Goodbye pro career, goodbye college, goodbye future. Without rugby, who is she? Now her anxiety is getting worse, and a past trauma has resurfaced to haunt her. Lucy needs to get real about what happened when she was twelve, and about what it really means to be a team player.

Booklist - August 14, 2018
"Clever, quippy dialogue and enjoyable first-person voice make the sassy, inner-monologuing Lucy a pleasure of a protagonist…Bonus points are given for winning subplot involving a goofball math teacher, and a sweet, sincere look at the complexities of female friendship between competitive athletes. This book tackles a lot and scores at every turn."
CM Magazine - July 17, 2018
"A good book about women in sport and has enough romance and family drama to interest other readers. Highly Recommended."

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