Lucky Broken Girl

Lucky Broken Girl

By Ruth Behar

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Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 8W4.249919
“A book for anyone mending from childhood wounds.”—Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street
In this unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age narrative—based on the author’s childhood in the 1960s—a young Cuban-Jewish immigrant girl is adjusting to her new life in New York City when her American dream is suddenly derailed. Ruthie’s plight will intrigue readers, and her powerful story of strength and resilience, full of color, light, and poignancy, will stay with them for a long time.
Ruthie Mizrahi and her family recently emigrated from Castro’s Cuba to New York City. Just when she’s finally beginning to gain confidence in her mastery of English—and enjoying her reign as her neighborhood’s hopscotch queen—a horrific car accident leaves her in a body cast and confined her to her bed for a long recovery. As Ruthie’s world shrinks because of her inability to move, her powers of observation and her heart grow larger and she comes to understand how fragile life is, how vulnerable we all are as human beings, and how friends, neighbors, and the power of the arts can sweeten even the worst of times.

Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN-13: 9780399546457
ISBN-10: 0399546456
Published on 4/10/2018
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 272

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This book was about a girl named Ruthie. She was involved in a tragic car accident. The tragedy left one innocent woman paralyzed, five young men dead, and Ruthie in a body cast for months after months after months! Will Ruthie be "broken" physically, mentally and emotionally forever?

This book is my second favorite book, besides 'I Am Malala"! This book is filled with many unexpected twists! The book is about an girl named Ruthie. She was involved in a tragic car accident. The tragedy left one women paralyzed, five young men dead and Ruthie in a body cast! Will Ruthie be "broken" physically, mentally, and emotionally forever or will time heal her?

Well this book left me completely satisfied! Makes you feel refreshed, like you just drank a gallon of water after a long hot day. The long hot day are the other books. Lucky Broken Girl= Cool gallon of water. ( I love that metaphor) I loved how Behar told a story in a complete awesome, diverse way. I liked Ruthie, she was pretty sweet and caring. She loves her mother, father, and brother all the same. In all, I really loved this one, I thought it introduced a new side of contemporary❤️ I received an Advanced Reader's Copy from Penguin, this has not influenced my opinion in any way.

I really like books that make me think from a different perspective. This book looks like one of them that would be really good.