A Whole Lot of Lucky by Danette Haworth

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Hailee Richardson never realized how much she hated her Salvation Army life and Goodwill accessories until the night her family wins the lottery. All of a sudden she's no longer the only girl at school without a cell phone or a brand-new bike! And the newfound popularity that comes with being a lottery winner is just what she's always dreamed of. But the glow of her smartphone and fancy new clothes wears off when Hailee is transferred to Magnolia Academy, a private school. All of a sudden, her best friend and parents seem shabby compared to the beautiful Magnolia moms and the popular bad-girl Nikki, who seems to want to be her friend. Now, Hailee wants nothing more than to grow up-and away-from her old life. It'll take one very busy social networking page, a stolen first kiss, and a whole carton of eggs for Hailee to realize that not all luck is good, not all change is bad, and a best friend who's just a call away will always be more valuable than a phone.

About Danette Haworth

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DANETTE HAWORTH is the author of Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightning, which was named to the California Young Readers Medal Masterlist; The Summer of Moonlight Secrets; and Me & Jack.www.danettehaworth.com
Published September 4, 2012 by Walker Childrens. 304 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Yes, she does get the new bicycle and cellphone that were high on her list of needs, but she also gets sent to a different school, prestigious Magnolia Academy.

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"A Whole Lot of Lucky" by Danette Haworth includes many of the tried and true themes for middle grade readers that grace her other books, including "The Summer of Moonlight Secrets" and "Me & Jack."

Sep 02 2012 | Read Full Review of A Whole Lot of Lucky

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