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LUCKY T by Kate Brian

LUCKY T

By Kate Brian

Age Range: 14 & up

Pub Date: July 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-689-87351-4
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Carrie, a superstitious, immature 15-year old, loses the T-shirt her divorced and absent father had given her. Convinced that the T-shirt gives her good luck and that without it her life will be ruined, Carrie traces the shirt to India, where it’s been donated to a woman’s shelter. She tags along with old friend-turned-enemy Darlene and her mother to volunteer in India and try to find the shirt. There, she meets an older heartthrob Indian Cambridge student, who unaccountably falls for her. Along the way, she begins to lose some of her selfishness and matures mentally by at least a decade. Designed to appeal to the younger set, yet still deliver some truths of life, the story provides entertainment for young teens and is sufficiently well written, with some suspense and comedy, to appeal to a wide range of younger readers. (Fiction. 14+)