A Whole Lot of Lucky by Danette Haworth is a fun read.
Hailee Richardson can't help but be a little envious of her best friend, Amanda Burns, especially when she gets a new bike when it's not even her birthday or Christmas!
Hailee is stuck riding a boys bike that is rusted out and squeaks.
Then everything changes (or should have) when Hailee's Dad wins the lottery.
To add to Hailee's frustration, her family still doesn't act like the millionaires they are.
But they do put Hailee in a private a school. Hailee now has the opportunity to be one of the popular girls.
Danette does a great job showing the inner struggle of wanting to do the right thing and wanting to be part of the popular crowd. She fleshes her characters out so well, that we feel the embarrassment that Hailee feels for her friends and the sadness when she almost loses her best friend.
A Whole Lot of Lucky is 288 pages. Published by Walker Company. Copyright 2012.
Danette Haworth has also written the following books:
Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by Lightening
Summer Moonlight Secrets
Me & Jack
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