Lucky StrikePaperback - 2015
A rich, southern voice tells the unforgettable story of two vulnerable outsiders, and the true meaning of lucky.
Nate Harlow would love to be lucky, just once!
He'd like to win a prize, get picked first, call a coin toss right, even! But his best friend, Genesis Beam (aka Gen), believes in science and logic, and she doesn't think for one second that there's such a thing as luck, good or bad. She doesn't care what names the other kids call them. She cares about being right, about saving the turtles of Paradise Beach, and she cares about Nate.
Then, on his birthday, at the Goofy Golf mini-golf course, Nate is struck by lightning -and survives! Suddenly baseballs are drawn to his bat -popular kids want HIM on their side. It seems the whole town of Paradise Beach thinks Nate has the magic touch.
But is there room for Gen in Nate's lucky new world?
From Library Staff
Nathaniel has never been lucky. Then one day he is struck by lightning, and it seems his luck has changed.