Bound To Stay Bound

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 News from me, Lucy McGee
 Author: Amato, Mary

 Illustrator: Meserve, Jessica

 Publisher:  Holiday House
 Pub Year: 2018

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 128 p., ill., 19 cm

 BTSB No: 055498 ISBN: 9780823438716
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Subjects:
 Human behavior -- Fiction
 Clubs -- Fiction
 Honesty -- Fiction
 Ukulele -- Fiction

Price: $19.31

Summary:
Lucy avoids her school's new Uke Club to help neighbor Scarlet create a Poetry Club, although Scarlet keeps telling her to do things that seem wrong.

Series:
Lucy McGee, Bk. 1


Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.50
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 500186

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (09/01/18)
   School Library Journal (10/01/18)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/11/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2018 Gr 2–5—Lucy McGee always looks on the bright side of life, but she has a dilemma. Her dad signed her up for the Songwriting Club after school, but at recess one of the most popular girls, Scarlett, told her about the new Craft Club and chose Lucy to help her. Lured by the big surprise that Scarlett promised, she decides to skip the Songwriting Club even though it means disappointing her friend Phillip and lying to her parents. It turns out that getting the Craft Club ready means doing all the work that Scarlett dictates. While cleaning and painting wasn't the surprise she had in mind, Lucy remains enthusiastic. But her lying leads to stealing and necessitates more lying before it all comes crashing down around her, and she learns that she wasn't the only one not telling the truth. Despite her missteps, Lucy turns things around and figures out what it really means to be a friend. Readers will relate to likeable Lucy, who is kindhearted and genuine. Short chapters filled with pen-and-ink illustrations keep readers moving quickly through the action. VERDICT Recommended for libraries in need of short, accessible chapter books.—Laura Fields Eason, Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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