A rich, southern voice tells the unforgettable story of two vulnerable outsiders, the lightning strike that turns their world upside down and the true meaning of lucky.
Nate Harlow would love to be lucky, just once!
He'd like to win a prize, get picked first, call a coin toss right, even! But his best friend, Genesis Beam (aka Gen), believes in science and logic, and she doesn't think for one second that there's such a thing as luck, good or bad. She doesn't care what names the other kids call them. She cares about being right, about saving the turtles of Paradise Beach, and she cares about Nate.
Then, on his birthday, at the Goofy Golf mini-golf course, Nate is struck by lightning -- and survives! Suddenly baseballs are drawn to his bat -- popular kids want HIM on their side. It seems the whole town of Paradise Beach thinks Nate has the magic touch.
But is there room for Gen in Nate's lucky new world?
Lucky Strike tells the unforgettable story of two vulnerable outsiders and what luck is really all about.
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Lexile Measure: 770L
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Inc.; Reprint edition (August 30, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0545592186
- ISBN-13: 978-0545592185
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces