Lucy's Perfect Summer

Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Dear God: Why my life is just about perfect:

Genre: Realistic fiction
Target Audience: Girls 12 and up
Subjects: Family relationships,, obedience, blindness, friendship
Summary: As much time to practice soccer as she wants. That's only one of the reasons it's going to be a perfect summer! But when a flash flood starts off the summer leading to Lucy & J.J. being in actual danger, her dad's supervisors doubting his abilities and their soccer field destroyed, the perfect summer doesn't seem so perfect after all. When Mr. Auggy enrolls them all in a soccer camp things are looking up... until a bully threatens to ruin everything. Lucy is called to make some tough choices. She knows what God wants her to do, but doing it is NOT going to be easy. Just like Esther, the latest Bible story Inez is telling Lucy & Mora, Lucy seems to have been placed here for such a time as this.
Notes: Meet Lucy, an 11 year old tomboy who wants to be a soccer star, doesn't comprehend the whole "boyfriend" thing, desperately wants to avoid being put into a bra by her aunt, and who doesn't fit in at school because she's not Hispanic and almost everyone else is and she's in the "dumb" class even though she's smart, because soccer is much more worth pursuing than spelling.
In Lucy's Perfect Summer Lucy learns about Queen Esther and how she used her position of influence to make a difference. She risked her dreams to stand up for someone else. That's exactly what Lucy has to do. Just like Esther, it doesn't come easy.

Esther 4:14 – For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”


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