Thursday, January 15, 2009

Lucy Doesn't Wear Pink by Nancy Rue

About Lucy Doesn't Wear Pink:

Growing up is hard when you don’t have a mother—but God helps Lucy find her way.

Lucy is a feisty, precocious tomboy who questions everything—even God. It’s not hard to see why: a horrible accident killed her mother and blinded her father, turning her life upside down. It will take a strong but gentle housekeeper—who insists on Bible study along with homework—to show Lucy that there are many ways to become the woman God intends her to be.

Lucy’s bossy, career-minded Aunt Karen thinks eleven-year-old Lucy needs a woman’s influence. Enter Inez—a housekeeper with a will as strong as Lucy’s—and her granddaughter Mora, a girly-girl who is Lucy’s polar opposite. Will the girls ever find common ground? Inez just might have the answers when she teaches them the story of Ruth and Naomi.

My thoughts:

I *love* Lucy - she's a tomboy just like I was at that age (and I'm still a no-frills kinda gal). She's going through some tough times, dealing with her mom's death and her father's blindness, not really fitting in the town she lives in because she's different from most of the kids at school by being white and not Hispanic, but she finds help through her love of soccer as well as having good mentors - in her father, her soccer coach, and her new housekeeper. Each one plays a key part in helping put the pieces back into the puzzle of her life. So if you're amidst struggles in your life, do what Lucy does - when life hands you soccer!

Be sure to check out Nancy Rue's website for more information on all of her great books.

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