Lucy's Perfect Summer by Nancy N. Rue

By Nancy N. Rue

Lucy has come some distance from that tomboy who would not supply purple the time of day. She's built into an real tween who has realized that women make nice neighbors, that teamwork skill greater than stardom, and that God is genuine. yet she's nonetheless Lucy. within the 3rd e-book of the sequence, she runs headlong into a few new---and a few old---problems. even though Lucy has come to like and appreciate Inez and greater than tolerate Mora, with college out for the summer time, the 3 of them have extra jointly time than anyone can stand! That worsens whilst the 'monsoon' season retains them cooped up in the home for 3 reliable days with out Dad to referee (he's stranded on the radio station). whilst Dad is caught on the radio station with out his assistant Luke, the hot administration reveals out simply how a lot Dad is dependent upon his assistant and threaten to fireplace Lucy's father. Lucy is freaked out on the considered relocating. Plus it offers Aunt Karen extra ammunition for her struggle to have Lucy come and dwell along with her in El Paso. that may be heinous sufficient, yet Lucy simply cannot depart now, now not with the football crew making super development and trainer Auggy scheduling 3 unofficial video games with neighboring groups in the course of the summer time to get them prepared for the genuine football season within the fall. and never with Januarie moving into 'iffy' territory with the hot children her personal age that Lucy and her buddies have inspired her to hang around with so she'll depart them by myself. baby protecting companies will get concerned whilst Januarie will get in difficulty, and Lucy should be there for her, specially due to the fact this might impact her pal J.J. too. whilst the elements dries up, wild fires escape with a vengeance. a tremendous one threatens Los Suenos. Myteriously, the single factor destroyed is the football box. the large developer who has attempted to shop for the valuables sooner than swoops in for the kill. Lucy and her crew need to persuade town to return jointly and restoration the sphere, instead of quit and promote it. in the meantime, Lucy, Mora, Dusty, Veronica, and Inez examine Esther. Lucy grows even towards God via her ebook of Lists and her resonance with Esther, even if she was once a girly-girl. That is helping her not just shop the football box, get Januarie out of hassle, and get herself an audition with the Olympic improvement application (without Aunt Karen's help), however it allows her to make an enormous sacrifice for Dad and conform to stay with out him for 6 weeks whereas he is going to a different expertise institution for the blind in Alamogordo. that is going to intend having Aunt Karen come to stay together with her within the fall. yet Lucy is the one one that can do that factor during this time and this position. Like Esther, she is keen to make the sacrifice.

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Mr. Benitez wasn’t all that nice when he was in a good mood. This probably wasn’t going to end well. “I just have to go tell Inez where we’re going,” Lucy said. ” If she couldn’t hear from Dad for a while, she’d better stay busy. J. could go to Dad themselves . . Lucy had a note composed in her head when she slipped back into the kitchen, but Inez was up, slicing into bread with a knife and into Lucy with her gaze. She didn’t even have any of the crusty sleep-things in her eyes that Lucy was still picking out of hers.

The ground was higher on that side, and the water only covered their ankles. ’s back just as the air cracked again. Only this time, it wasn’t thunder. She gazed in horror as the bridge collapsed behind them. 2 The bridge caved into a V, and Lucy felt her knees cave too. J. cried out. She could barely hear him over the crashing of planks and the angry protests of the water below. Somehow she was able to run after him, sloshing through the rising water to the highway. Ahead of them, Sheriff Navarro’s cruiser blocked the intersection, and the sheriff himself stood in thigh-high boots in the middle of it, waving off the few cars that tried to crawl through like turtles going uphill.

Dad chuckled. “The good thing is, it didn’t make any difference to me that the lights were out. ” Lucy looked at Mr. Auggy through the crook in Dad’s arm. “Mora and I. ” Dad said. ” Lucy almost groaned. She’d hoped with the storm, he might have forgotten about the whole tutoring thing. Fat chance, evidently. “So you and I are going to be working on all your skills this summer, captain,” Mr. Auggy said. ” Lucy sank into a chair and rolled up the edge of the tablecloth. ” Mr. Auggy smiled his small smile.

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