This looks SO good! I need to pick this up ASAP!!
I Am Lucky Bird by Fleur Philips
Release Date: 2012-05-27
When her mother mysteriously vanishes from the small town of Plains, Montana, 12-year-old Lucky Bird’s childhood comes to an abrupt end. Left to defend herself against her suddenly abusive grandmother, Marian, and forced to endure the twisted predatory games played out by Marian’s lover, Lucky soon finds herself trapped in a nightmare.
Even when she manages to escape, the outside world can’t take away the brutal images of her past. Still haunted by her mother’s disappearance and the trauma that followed, Lucky is easily led down a path of self-destruction—a path that only the intervention of a young stranger and his family can guide her away from. But first, Lucky will have to confront her demons, and the dark truths kept hidden…
I Am Lucky Bird has made it onto the 2011 list of finalists for ForeWord Reviews’ Book Of The Year Awards- surely only the first of many awards to come!