Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl by Susan Lubner

Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl

Told with humor and heart, this is a middle grade story about family, friendship, and hope--plus cats in sweaters!Living in the small town of East Thumb, Maine, upstairs from her family's diner, twelve-year-old Lizzy Sherman searches for signs to guide her and perhaps guarantee her a bump-free path through life. She pays attention to the clouds in the sky, the ice cubes in her water, the heart-shaped puddle of the juice her friend spilled. If onl...

Details Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl

TitleLizzy and the Good Luck Girl
Release DateNov 6th, 2018
PublisherRunning Press Kids
GenreChildrens, Middle Grade

Reviews Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl

  • Erhi Divina
    This is such a fun middle grade book to read. The plot and the character developments are so cute. The story started with the simple life of Lizzy, who was doing a charity work for her local animal shelter with her best friend, Joss. Then it developed into a wonderful plot of hope, kindness, friendship, and family. Lizzy met new friends, the Good Luck Girl and a stray cat she named Smoky. Through its simple plot, Susan Lubner really succeded in b...
  • Laura
    Lizzy brings lots of animals home, and she is actually hanging out with her best friend, Joss, when she sees just one more cat that she feels needs a home, but what they discover in the empty building across from her family's dinner is not just a cat, but a girl, who has run away from home.And of course, she brings her home, eventually, with her. She just doesn't tell her parents.And she never tells her parents.This is a story of Lizzy, who is su...
  • Ruth
    Everything about this book is pretty much perfect -- great story, wonderful writing, characters you love spending time with, and a totally satisfying *and* realistic ending. Plus funny! Plus diner life. (Plus cats - but this cat-averse reader can't even hold that against it. It's just that good.)
  • Sam
    Huge thank you to Hachette Book Group Canada for this ARC!Middle grade stories that have a large focus on community and friendship can feel like a dime a dozen. What often makes certain ones stand as a cut above the rest, are stories where the community and friendships feel fleshed out. Where it feels like a place that you, the reader, can belong in. Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl is that kind of story that looks at a family diner, a lost cat, and ...
  • Gregandemy
    First, I would like to thank the publisher and author for the ARC of this title via netgalley in exchange for my honest review.I am having a hard time reviewing this book. The writing was good. The main character, Lizzy, and her family were sweet and likable. Its nice to see a youth book about a happy family working together- in this case literally and figuratively. They own and run a family diner under their apartment where they all work togethe...
  • Carolyn
    Note: I received this book from the author/publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I thought that this was a sweet story about hope, luck, and trying to find the good in life. Lubner was successful in creating a middle grade novel that handled some serious subjects (loss, divorce, fear) in a nice way that didn't feel too overwhelming or depressing. I liked the characters (human and feline alike) and the setting was gorgeous- can'...
  • Traci
    Lizzy and her best friend, Joss, have hearts of gold and are on their way to showing more love in the world by raising money to help the local animal shelter. Lizzy is used to taking on strays but her newest journey with Joss in chasing a stray cat leads her to a stray girl, about their age who has run away from home. Lizzy sees the girl, Charlotte, as a sign of good luck and with Lizzy's hobby of looking for signs of what's to come. But did Lizz...
  • T.J. Burns
    Nice! I read this book with my 11-year-old daughter and this evaluation will include both of our opinions. We both were fully emerged into the lives of Lizzy, Charlotte, and Joss. We loved the main characters with all their imperfections, along with the diverse, colorful adults, and of course the temperamental and endearing animal cast! We couldn't wait to get back to the book, night after night, to see how the characters develop and evolve. We l...
  • Jodi McKay
    There is so much to love about this story. The themes of friendship, compassion, loss, and philanthropy mixed with well developed characters, cats, and the perfect small town setting make this a great read for kids and adults. Lizzy's search for good luck and her desperate attempt at keeping it when she think she finds it was a sweet, poignant way to show the effects of grief. This debut book by Susan Lubner checked all the boxes for me!
  • Lisa
    A sweet and gentle story about friendship, trust, and coming to terms with loss and uncertainty in life. Lizzy's small-town community feels true-to-life, from her family's cozy diner to the knitted cat sweater fundraiser (ha!) she works on with her best friend. And the way she and her friends learn to cope with heavier issues--runaways, divorcing parents, miscarriages--feels both realistic and brave. I was rooting for smart, resourceful Lizzy all...
  • Beth
    Brimming with small-town charm, quirky characters and clever humor, Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl showcases just how courageous we must be to hold onto hope, especially after loss. Hand this to someone who might need gentle encouragement to love their corner of the world—and to anyone who has ever considered putting a sweater on a cat.
  • Shelly Vidrich
    Such an adorable read, and heartfelt. I loved big hearted Lizzy and her family...and all of her pets! Great book that features some realistic and challenging issues including death and divorce but balanced with just the right amount of humor.
  • Kailey Steward
    Average read. Nothing spectacular in terms of the writing. I thought it was cute, but it doesn't stand out, in the middle grade category or in general. The voice was inconsistent and to me I felt like there was more telling than showing going on. Overall it wasn't bad, just average.
  • Jessica Rinker
    Sweet and refreshing read that handles deeper themes and topics such as loss and family changes. I really enjoyed the setting, too, the small town quirks and characters were fun to get to know.
  • Tamii
    I loved this book, view my review on my blog
  • Elena Russell
    Do you believe in luck? Do you believe in coincidences? Whether you call it luck, coincidence, fate, or destiny, I think we can all agree that those words are all a form of hope. Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl by Susan Linder is a sweet story about a girl and her search for signs of good luck.On a cold November day, Lizzy and her best friend, Joss, find a runaway girl named Charlotte in an abandoned building. When Lizzy catches a glimpse of a four-...
  • Karlyn Leslie
    What a heart-warming tale about a superstitious girl trying to do the right thing. 12 year-old Lizzy lives above her family's diner- loved this quaint setting! She is working through fears related to the traumatic car accident that impacted her family's life. When her concern about a stray cat leads Lizzy to an abandoned building and a runaway girl, she sees it as a sign and offers the girl protection by offering up her bedroom closet. When the b...
  • Carrie
    I loved so much about this book, from the small-town Maine setting, to the Thumbs-Up diner (sandwich specials!), to the cats (yes, I’m a cat person) and most especially Lizzy, the ever-hopeful main character. Lizzy is always on the lookout for ‘signs’ of what the future might hold. When she finds a runaway girl, she thinks she may have found a sign that she and her parents will find a way through a past family tragedy to their own happy end...