Susan Patron's latest - Lucky Breaks - is another winner in my book. I SO enjoyed The Higher Power of Lucky and was hoping to be as enamored with this one - and I was! I just love the - the coming of age - grappling with life - in such an innocent style. Patron's books make me laugh out loud and then, in the next page, even feel a tear starting - they are just THAT good. I love Lucky - she is, I am sure, a carbon copy of myself at that age. :) (I'll have to talk to Patron about that sometime!) She is spunky, full of fun, and yet can see the faults in herself so clearly as well - and best of all, she knows how to say "I'm sorry." I am just SO glad that this sequel lives up to the first.