A Big Dose of Lucky

A Big Dose of Lucky

eBook - 2015
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Malou has just turned sixteen-hardly old enough to be out in the world on her own-and all she knows for sure is that she's of mixed race and that she was left at an orphanage as a newborn. When the orphanage burns to the ground, she finds out that she may have been born in a small town in Ontario's cottage country. Much to her surprise, Parry Sound turns out to have quite a few young brown faces, but Malou can't believe they might be related to her. After she finds work as a cleaner in the local hospital, an Aboriginal boy named Jimmy helps her find answers to her questions about her parents. The answers are as stunning-and life-changing-as anything Malou could have imagined back at the orphanage.
Publisher: [United States] : Orca Book Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2015
ISBN: 9781459806702
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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andiejpg Jul 18, 2016

Secrets is an excellent series with each book written by a different author. A Big Dose of Lucky deals with racism, LGBT, and they mystery of finding a mother.

AliReads Jun 01, 2016

I really enjoyed this story. It's about Malou, a 16 year old, mixed race girl who had grown up in an orphanage her whole life, with a close bond to the other orphans that is shattered the day the orphanage burns down. It's the 1960s in Canada, and there is nowhere for her to go, so she is sent out into the world with only a few clues to follow to find out where she really came from. Out in the world is the first time she'd ever seen brown faces like her own, and as she unravels secrets about her past, she discovers the world is so much bigger and stranger than she ever imagined.

Dec 03, 2015

This is the best book in the Secrets Series.


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Jul 28, 2017

Malou Gillis is a mixed-race orphan from Hope, Ontario. When the orphanage where she lives burns down she is cast out into the word and eventually makes her way to a small town called Parry Sound. There she finds several other mixed-race kids her age. She must learn to make friends and also discover her true history and who her parents are.

May 21, 2016

Malou is on a journey to find who she is after a big tragedy and lands in a small town in search for her identity. Will she be able to find who she truly is? To find out read the book.


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Jul 28, 2017

EvelynB2004 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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