Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage is one of those books you know you’re going to love just by the characters’ names. This story has a girl named Moses, a boy named Lavender, and a preacher’s kid named Thessalonians.
What? You mean that’s not enough to make you want to get your paws on a copy of this book? Okay, I’ll give you the first sentence:
Trouble cruised into Tupelo Landing at exactly seven minutes past noon on Wednesday, the third of June, flashing a gold badge and driving a Chevy Impala the color of dirt.
Really? You still want to know more about the story? Fine. Here you go:
Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone’s business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she’s been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes someday to find her “upstream mother,” she’s found a home with the Colonel–a café owner with a forgotten past of his own–and Miss Lana, the fabulous café hostess. She will protect those she loves with every bit of her strong will and tough attitude. So when a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth in hopes of saving the only family Mo has ever known.
Believe me, today’s Operation Story Share is a book you do NOT want to miss. Three Times Lucky, by Sheila Turnage. Got it? You are now excused—get reading!