Half a Chance

A moving story as bittersweet as spring rain. Art, love and loss on the lakeside. When Lucy’s family move to an old house by a lake, Lucy tries to see her new home through her camera lens, as her father taught her. He’s a famous photographer, off on a shoot. (Will her photos ever meet his high standards?) As Lucy takes her snapshots, she gets to know Nate, the boy next door. But slowly the camera reveals what Nate doesn’t want to see: his grandma’s memory is slipping away…

  • A moving story of change, loss, friendship and family
  • By the Newbery Honor author of Rules and Touch Blue
  • Sensitively explores the important topic of dementia
  • “A deeply enjoyable read” – School Library Journal

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    Cynthia Lord’s awards include a 2007 Newbery Honor Award for Rules.

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