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Although Lucy has come to love and respect Inez and more than tolerate Mora, with school out for the summer, the three of them have more together time than anybody can stand! That worsens when the "monsoon" season keeps them cooped up in the house for three solid days without Dad to referee (he's stranded at the radio station).
When Dad is stuck at the radio station without his assistant Luke, the new management finds out just how much Dad depends on his assistant and threaten to fire Lucy's father. Lucy is freaked out at the thought of moving.
Plus it gives Aunt Karen more ammunition for her fight to have Lucy come and live with her in El Paso. That would be heinous enough, but Lucy just can't leave now, not with the soccer team making tremendous progress and Coach Auggy scheduling three unofficial games with neighboring teams during the summer to get them ready for the real soccer season in the fall.
And not with Januarie getting into "iffy" territory with the new kids her own age that Lucy and her friends have encouraged her to hang out with so she'll leave them alone. Child Protective Services gets involved when Januarie gets in trouble, and Lucy has to be there for her, especially since this could affect her friend J.J. too.
Number of Pages: 208
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Series: Faithgirlz! Lucy
Lucy's going to enjoy this summernot.
Lucy is a feisty, precocious tomboy who questions everythingincluding God. Understandablyafter an accident killed her mother, blinded her father, and turned Lucys life upside down. It will take a strong but gentle housekeeperwho insists on Bible study along with homeworkto show Lucy that there are many ways to become the woman God intends her to be.
Now that school's out, Lucy has plans for a perfect summer going to soccer camp with her friends. Lucy even makes the select team! But between the team bully and Dads work pressures, the summer fun isnt meeting Lucys expectations. Can Lucy switch up her attitude and meet her challenges head on, or will her perfect summer crash uncontrollably?
Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband, Jim, have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.
beth5 Stars Out Of 5March 5, 2010bethi would give it 5 stars but its shorter than the 2nd one and that one was shorter than the first but i am a book worm and can easly read 300 pages in 4 hours or less this was about 240 pages a very on the edge of your seat and very hard to perdict what happened to the soccer field but nancy does give some tiny clues before the end ! love this book!,beth