Smith, Sherri L.
LUCY THE GIANT
New York : Delacorte, 2002.
the Giant. How many times has she heard that in her short life?
Just 15 years old but already well over 6 feet tall, Lucy doesn't feel
she fits in anywhere. Not just fit in because of her size, but fit
in because of her life. Her mother left many years ago without even
saying goodbye. Since then, her father has found his solace in the
bottom of a bottle. Lucy is used to the phone calls from the bar
telling her to come get her father because he's too drunk to make it home
by himself. She's used to his temper. She's used to not having
any friends because she doesn't want anyone to know what her life is like.
She is used to the kids at school making fun of her. She has no hope
of things ever changing. Until the day she stops in to get a cup
of coffee at the airstrip. The people there don't know her.
They think she's part of a group leaving on the next flight. Up in
Alaska, most people travel by plane. Lucy sees her chance.
She hops aboard the plane and tries to blend in. She has no idea
where she is going or what she will do when she gets there. The only
thing she knows is that she is leaving her miserable life behind and for
once in her life, there's hope. What will Lucy find when the plane
ride comes to an end? Can things really get better for her?
After all, she's only 15 and has no experience outside her small Alaskan
Runaway teenagers -- Fiction.
Family problems -- Fiction.
Boats and boating -- Fiction.
Alaska -- Fiction.
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