Just Lucky

Just Lucky is a YA novel by Melanie Florence.

Melanie Florence

Lucky loves her grandparents, and they are all the family she really has. True, her grandma forgets things… like turning off the stove or Lucky's name. But her grandpa takes such good care of them that Lucky doesn't realize how bad things are. That is until he's gone.

When her grandma accidentally sets the kitchen on fire, Lucky can't hide what's happening any longer, and she is sent into foster care. She quickly learns that some foster families are okay. Some aren't. And some really, really aren't. Is it possible to find a home again when the only one you've ever known has been taken from you? (From Second Story Press)

Just Lucky is for readers aged 13 and up.

Melanie Florence is the author of the YA novels The Missing, He Who Dreams, Rez Runaway and One Night, the picture books Missing Nimama and Stolen Words and the nonfiction book Righting Canada's Wrongs: Residential Schools.

Interviews with Melanie Florence

How do you speak to a 10-year-old about grief? This award-winning author is opening a dialogue

6 years ago
Duration 2:29
Melanie Florence's powerful children's book, Missing Nimâmâ, explores the love between a missing Indigenous woman and her daughter.

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