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Lucky stars
Lucy Frank
Teen Fiction FRANK

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Frank's (Oy, Joy!) tender novel centers on a pair of troubled teens who find themselves, and each other, through music (and through an abandoned duck named Dirk). Talented singer Kira moves to New York City to live with her father, an out-of-luck musician whose wife has just left him with their two small boys. While performing with him in the subway, she meets Jake, who has trouble speaking because of a severe stutter, and his eccentric best friend, Eugene. They connect when they come across each other and a duck thrown out in an alley, which Kira agrees to adopt; their relationship strengthens when they join their school's chorus. Frank credibly presents the characters and their problems: through the teens' alternating perspectives, readers learn that Kira's dad drives a cab at night, forcing her to cook and care for her brothers, and Jake's been skipping school and even lies to his parents about seeing a speech therapist. Their chorus teacher encourages them to find their "joyous" selves within and, thanks to some plotting from Eugene plus a mutual love, they begin to do just that. Readers can't help but applaud. Ages 10-14. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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main characters Kira
Girl
Age: 13
Has moved from her grandmother's house to live with her rock musican father and younger half brothers; sings with her new family in subway stations; embarrased by her new way of life.
Student

Jake
Boy
Age: 13
Stutters except when he sings; cuts classes.
Student

Eugene Kim
Boy
Age: 13
Jake's best friend; comedian; works at his parents' grocery store; tries to keep Jake out of trouble.
Student



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