It’s the first day of fifth grade, and Ally is psyched. She and her best friend, Betsy, are in the same class, and have already planned on singing in the annual talent show together. But it’s not long before she sees that Betsy has made a new best friend, and Ally is no longer on her radar screen. Not to mention that the weird new kid, Tina, has glommed on to Ally. In this phenomenally accurate and readable portrayal of the trials and tribulations of fifth grade, readers will watch a quirky, sensitive, and extraordinarily likeable girl try to survive. Narrated in Ally’s distinctive first person voice, Thank You, Lucky Stars beautifully illustrates that it is possible to be unpopular, individualistic, nice, and still have fun.
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I am new to writing books for children, but I am not new to writing books. The big difference between the books I wrote before–for adults–and the books I am writing now–for children–is that the books I wrote for adults… More about Beverly Donofrio
Published by Schwartz & Wade Jan 08, 2008| 240 Pages| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780375849633