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Published by Simon and Schuster on July 15, 2014
Genres: Middle Grade
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After breaking a chain letter, can superstitious Megan find a way to turn her luck around?
Meghan McGlinchey is the most superstitious girl in her family—and probably in the entire state of Delaware. When she receives a chain letter from a stranger in Ireland, Meghan immediately passes it on, taking only a tiny shortcut in the directions.
But after a disastrous day, made complete by losing the election for class president and embarrassing herself in front of the entire school, Meghan realizes that tiny shortcut was a big mistake. Thankfully, her family was already headed to Ireland on spring break, and Meghan makes it her mission to find the original sender and break her extremely unlucky streak.
With the help of an eccentric cast of characters—and one very cute Irish boy—can Meghan figure out a way to stop her bad luck? Or is she cursed forever?
Meghan McGlinchey is set to clutch her eighth grade election when a chain letter shows up in the mail from Ireland and sets off a spree of bad luck. Luckily, her family is all set to go to Ireland and meet her father’s long lost sister, but in the mean time there’s a lot of mishaps coming her way!
What I loved about this book
It’s part of Cindy Callahan’s international middle grade series. We loved Lost in London and this one, set in Ireland is just as fun
The main character shares a first name with one of my daughters. She was all over it when this book came in the mail!
The setting- castles, people who look like leprechauns, sheep in the street and a bit of magic.
It explores looking at life as a glass half empty or a glass half full. There’s a discussion about superstition.
Lucky Me is an age appropriate, fun, easy read.
The covers are colorful and will make a great gift set for your tween.
It gives a brief but realistic snapshot of some of the Emerald Isle’s sites.
What I wish
I wanted to know more about Finn, the side characters and Meghan’s parents. The story line is very focused on one girl and one boy.
Was hoping for a few more laugh out loud moments.
A winner. We will definitely be buying all of Cindy’s books!
Content: sneaking out, one kiss, some snarkiness between school girls
About the Author
Cindy Callaghan is the author of the middle-grade novels Just Add Magic (2010) and 2013’s. Lost in London (Simon & Schuster). She is a full-time writer, animal advocate, and supermom. A native of New Jersey, Cindy lives, works, and writes in Wilmington, Delaware, with her family and numerous rescued pets. She loves hearing from fans, speaking at schools and conferences, and zip-lining.