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Burnham Library - Bridgewater J FIC GOEBEL (Text to phone) 36937000596099 Juvenile Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown J FIC GOEBEL (Text to phone) 34014139760475 Juvenile Fiction Available -
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Summary, etc.: In Fortune Falls, where superstitions are real, and all children must pass regular "luck tests" to see if they are worthy, ill-fortuned Sadie has always been deemed as unlucky, and shunted aside for her luckier younger brother--but when she finds an unusually intelligent black cat named Jinx, her fortunes begin to change for the better.
Subject: Superstition Juvenile fiction
Fortune Juvenile fiction
Brothers and sisters Juvenile fiction
Cats Juvenile fiction
Families Juvenile fiction
Superstition Fiction
Luck Fiction
Brothers and sisters Fiction
Cats Fiction
Family life Fiction
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

Syndetic Solutions - School Library Journal Review for ISBN Number 0545811902
Fortune Falls
Fortune Falls
by Goebel, Jenny
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Gr 4-6-Fortune Falls is a special place where luck is serious business and superstitions are real. Those who have good luck enjoy life and success, but those who don't are sent away. Unfortunately for Sadie, she's an Unlucky. Born on Friday the 13th, the girl is seemingly followed by bad luck. Soon she'll have to take the Spring Luck Test, which will determine if she gets to stay with her family and the other Luckies or be sent away so she won't be a danger to everyone around her. Sadie tries everything to change her luck: searching for a lucky penny or a four leaf clover and even making a wish in the wishing well, but nothing seems to be able to turn her luck around. When Sadie and her best friend devise a desperate plan that goes terribly wrong-resulting in seven years bad luck!-all hope seems lost. But can an unlucky girl change her fortune through smarts and resolve? This novel is brimming with subtle lessons about family, hard work, and overcoming bullying. VERDICT Bad luck has never been so interesting; hand this to middle grade readers who enjoy tales with a touch of magic and a plucky underdog.-Ashley Prior, Lincoln Public Library, RI © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Fortune Falls
by Goebel, Jenny
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*Starred Review* In Fortune Falls, luck matters. Step on a crack; your mom fractures vertebrae. Break a mirror; you may die within the hour. Sadie, born Unlucky, has one week to turn her terrible luck around before the Spring Luck Test. Failure means Bane's School for Luckless Adolescents, separated from her family, dog, and best friend Cooper. So far, though, the outlook isn't good: she's already lost her dog in the cemetery (he was chasing a black cat, of course). Should she use her birthday wish to get him back or save it for her Luck Test? What with a broken mirror, the black cat, and her Friday the Thirteenth birthday, it's clear that Sadie needs all the luck she can get just to survive until Monday's test. Filled with superstitions, both arcane and well known, and packed with clever details (Lucky Charmz black-market shop, haunted Rispin Field), this certainly captures the imagination. Tensions are high between Luckies and Unluckies as both the Friday the Thirteenth Dance (for Luckies only) and a major storm approach. Rich language, well-paced plotting, and rounded characters create an enchanting, hard-to-leave world. Sadie is a clever, resourceful, and brave hero who is unwilling to abandon her family and friends, even when facing insurmountable odds. Make space on your shelves for this one.--Harold, Suzanne Copyright 2015 Booklist

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