Struckby Deb Loughead
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Claire’s life is in need of a major overhaul. She’s failing math, her depressed mother won’t get off the couch, and the boy of her dreams is dating her nemesis Lucy. Just as Claire is wishing, her life changes, and Claire has everything she thought she ever wanted. It doesn’t take long before Claire starts to worry that the cost of good fortune may be too high.
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First there was a brilliant flash of what could only have been lightning. I shrieked as a sharp pins-and-needles jolt shot up my arm. I was so shocked that I dropped the umbrella. My hands were shaking, my whole body vibrating. And my heart was thumping hard. It was almost like a brush with death!
Meet the Author
Deb Loughead is the author of numerous books for children and young adults. She completed an English degree at the University of Toronto before working as a copy editor. She turned to creative writing after deciding to stay home to raise her three sons. Deb's books have been translated into Swedish, Norwegian, German and French. In addition to having extensive experience with educational writing, Deb has conducted workshops and held readings at schools, festivals and conferences across the country. She has written and directed children’s plays and taught creative writing classes for adults in Toronto. Her award-winning poetry and adult fiction have appeared in a variety of Canadian publications. Deb likes to spend her non-writing time reading, knitting or hanging around horses as a therapeutic riding volunteer. She lives with her family in Toronto, Ontario.
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Just when Claire thinks nothing else could possibly go wrong in her life, she is struck by lightning. And all because she fished that umbrella from the trash can. But the lightning strike seems to have made things finally go her way--her nemesis is hospitalized, her grades get better, and her crush starts paying attention to her. This light-hearted story will interest girls who have been through the emotional drama that is the life of a teen. The supernatural/fantasy element brought about by the lightning strike didn't sit with me but I'm far removed from the teen scene.