A Big Dose of Lucky

A Big Dose of Lucky

Book - 2015
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Malou, a mixed-race orphan, is on her own for the first time, trying to discover her parents' identities.
Publisher: [Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2015
ISBN: 9781459806689
Branch Call Number: FICTION (PAPER) (TEEN) Jocelyn, Marthe
Characteristics: 249 pages ; 21 cm


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ontherideau May 05, 2020

The journey of a mixed race teen searching for her mother and meeting helpers along the way. Set in small town Ontario, it was very good for teen or adult.
A story of courage and friendship.

AliReads Jun 01, 2016

I really enjoyed this story. It's about Malou, a 16 year old, mixed race girl who had grown up in an orphanage her whole life, with a close bond to the other orphans that is shattered the day the orphanage burns down. It's the 1960s in Canada, and there is nowhere for her to go, so she is sent out into the world with only a few clues to follow to find out where she really came from. Out in the world is the first time she'd ever seen brown faces like her own, and as she unravels secrets about her past, she discovers the world is so much bigger and stranger than she ever imagined.

Dec 03, 2015

This is the best book in the Secrets Series.


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Jul 28, 2017

Malou Gillis is a mixed-race orphan from Hope, Ontario. When the orphanage where she lives burns down she is cast out into the word and eventually makes her way to a small town called Parry Sound. There she finds several other mixed-race kids her age. She must learn to make friends and also discover her true history and who her parents are.

May 21, 2016

Malou is on a journey to find who she is after a big tragedy and lands in a small town in search for her identity. Will she be able to find who she truly is? To find out read the book.


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Jul 28, 2017

edbodnar thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over


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