Lucky Strikes

Lucky Strikes

Book - 2016
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"Set in Depression Era Virginia, this is the story of orphaned Amelia and her struggle to keep her siblings together"-- Provided by publisher.
With her mama recently dead and her pa sight unseen since birth, Amelia is suddenly in charge of her younger brother and sister-- and the family gas station. To keep a competitor at bay and keep her family out of foster care, Melia must come up with a father-- fast. When a hobo rolls out of a passing truck, Melia grabs opportunity by its beard. Can she convince the town that Hiram is her long lost father, and keep the family together until she comes of age?
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781627793902
Branch Call Number: BAY Y
Characteristics: 313 pages ; 22 cm


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KHCPL_Wagner Dec 28, 2016

After Amelia's mother dies, it's up to her to save the family gas station and keep herself and her siblings out of foster care.

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Aug 14, 2016

I was a little disappointed when I opened the book to the first page and discovered it was written in dialect, but that one page was as long as my disappoint lasted. Lucky Strikes is a fast-paced, high-stakes novel set in the real world about tough Melia. She's fighting to keep her family together and to keep their gas station. Nothing was sugarcoated-- Melia was tough, down-to-earth, practical, and her occasional selfish outbursts made her human. The characters of Lucky Strikes were complete, well-developed, and relatable. I cared for them. The ending even made me tear up a bit.
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