Usually someone’s lucky number
is seven, but not for Novalee Nation. She’s “seventeen, seven months pregnant,
and thirty-seven pounds overweight.” What a lucky number! Now she’s stuck
at a Wal-Mart in Oklahoma because her boyfriend drove off when she went
in to go to the bathroom. Novalee now has no one around she knows to help
her, and she needs to find a place to live. You’ll never guess where she
ends up living! This book is filled with life’s problems and exciting adventures.
If you want to find more about Novalee, her struggles in her life, and
how she solves them, read Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts.
(Katey, 8th grade student, Rundlett Middle School)
“ One lie we never get over,
just one chance to change it, then it’s gone…” Novalee Nation’s whole life
was changed by one lie. She’s a seventeen-year-old girl, who is thirty-seven
pounds over weight, seven months pregnant and superstitious about sevens.
Her boyfriend left her at a Wal-Mart, to fend for herself. The book
follows Novalee throughout her next years and the birth of her baby.
This book portrays a young
girl’s strength and determination to give her baby everything it deserves
and everything Novalee never had. She tries to make a life for herself
and her baby and tries to forget a life-changing lie that can’t be forgotten.
journey in Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts. (Elena P., 8th grade student,
Rundlett Middle School)