Written by Bobbie Pyron
Ever been an outsider? Remember what that feels like deep in your soul?
Nate and Genesis are both outsiders. They stick together because, “weirdos and losers stick together” and that’s their motto. Nate is just downright unlucky. All the time, everywhere unlucky.
Genesis is a brainy girl who doesn’t believe in luck. She believes in science and probability and such. Even when Nate doesn’t call the right coin in fifty-four tries!
In a fun and opposing way, Nate is the complete opposite of Harry Potter. He does get struck by lightning and becomes the luckiest guy in touch. Townspeople even start saying he has the Midas touch. Everything is fantastic, the cool guys want him to play baseball with them, all the fishermen want him to ride on their boat. Until Nate realizes they don’t want him, just his luck.
This is a great story about being outsiders, what real luck actually is, and loyalty to the end.
Grade four, grade five and grade six readers will enjoy this story on every page. The realistic use of dialogue and short sections makes it easy to read quickly. Some students may enjoy reading parts aloud as they act out certain sections.
Teachers and librarians can use it as an excellent example of: voice, character development and plot. They will fulfill the core curriculum standards in literacy and English.
It is recommended for all elementary and middle school and public libraries.