Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a feature hosted by Breaking The Spine where I talk about books that I am eagerly anticipating!

This week, my WoW pick is…..


Waiting On WednesdayJust My Luck by Cammie McGovern
Published by Harper Collins on February 23, 2015
Genres: Middle Grade

Fourth grade is not going at all how Benny Barrows hoped. He hasn’t found a new best friend. He’s still not a great bike rider—even though his brother George, who’s autistic, can do tricks. And worst of all, he worries his dad’s recent accident might be all his fault. Benny tries to take his mom’s advice and focus on helping others, and to take things one step at a time. But when his dad ends up in the hospital again, Benny doesn’t know how he and his family will overcome all the bad luck that life has thrown their way. Just My Luck is a deeply moving and rewarding novel about a down-on-his-luck boy whose caring heart ultimately helps him find the strength to cope with tragedy and realize how much he truly has to offer his friends and family.




If you stop by here at all, you know that I am no much of a middle grade reader, but I di find great joy in middle grade books that are about families and how they struggle, then triumph. (Counting By 7s is an excellent example) and since Cammie McGovern writes so beautifully about what it is like to be in a family with someone who has a disability, I knew that Just My Luck had to be on my list.  There is no doubt in my mind that it is going to be a powerful book that has something for readers of every age.






11 responses to “Waiting On Wednesday

  1. Slow down McGovern! I’m still waiting to read her other books, but I will soon. I have a feeling she’s about to be added to my favorite authors list. Nice pick!

  2. This one seems really interesting. While I’m not a big fan of middle grade books either, I don’t mind a good story surrounding family and individuals coping with internal battles, no matter what age they are. So awesome pick. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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