Lucy Finds Her Way

Sunday, February 28, 2010
Today I thought I'd be creative and write this review in the style Lucy uses - a list!

#1 - Lucy Finds Her Way (Faithgirlz!™ / A Lucy Novel) by Nancy Rue, Zonderkidz, 2009
Lucy Finds Her Way (Faithgirlz!™ / A Lucy Novel) 
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Target Audience: Girls 11-16 (actually, most adults will enjoy Lucy's story as well!)
Subject: Identity in Christ, Standing up for yourself/friends, How to help friends struggling, The start of middle school
Summary: Lucy's dad is away taking some classes at a school for the blind, Aunt Karen is staying with Lucy and the town is falling apart. Lucy is trying to hard to keep everyone and everything together. She's defending J.J. from bullies at school, trying to convince Veronica that she doesn't like Gabe as a boyfriend even though Gabe flirts with her, protect her cats from Aunt Karen, even explain to the local grocers why she isn't supporting their business (Aunt Karen strikes again)! She may be small, but she's going to try at least, to carry the weight of the world on her shoulders!
Notes: And now for the fun part:
Reasons Why I Like This Book
- Lucy's amazing comittment to J. J.
- Two teachers seeing the truth about Lucy and reaching out to her in support
- Mr. Auggy's ability to see and understand and say just what Lucy needs to hear
- Aunt Karen making a positive difference in a woman everyone else just accepted as beyond help
- Inez fighting for Lucy
- Lucy fighting for Inez
- Mona helping Lucy by hiding her Book of Lists from Aunt Karen for her
- Dusty managing to be a friend to both Veronica and Lucy when the two of them weren't friends
- Dusty being a friend to Veronica in spite of her statement that Veronica refuses to talk to her at least once a week, accusing her of trying to steal Gabe
- Lucy & Gabe reaching an understanding
- (SPOILER ALERT) Aunt Karen saying to Lucy "Tell me who you are"!
In other words, this is an amazing book, just like the rest of the series and I can't recommend it enough! Nancy Rue, you have once again done an amazing job!
Recommendation Scale: 5+
Reviewer: J:-)mi


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