When Ruthie moves to New York from Cuba the other kids think she’s not smart because she doesn’t know much English. Just when she starts to fit in, she gets into a bad accident. People say she’s lucky to be alive, but being stuck in a body cast for a year sure doesn’t feel lucky!
Ages 11+
Pages 243
Publisher Nancy Paulsen Books
National Jewish Book Award Finalist
Pura Belpré Award Winner

Average Rating

149 Reviews

Featured Reviews

kid avatar

Lucky Broken Girl

Video review by Elana

Click below to see the video!

Lucky Broken Girl

Reader Reviews

Leave a Review

Leave a Review

Leave a Review

kid avatar

Great Book!!!!!

Review by Bekind101

This book was SO good. I can't count how many times I have read it. It touched my heart.

May 02, 2022 08:07 PM
kid avatar


Review by shlomods

This one of my fav books of all time!!! If you like emotional books, this book is for you!

Nov 01, 2021 07:12 PM
kid avatar

Get It, You Won't Regret It!

Review by VBookworm

So amazing!! I read it when I was 10. Now I'm 12 and since then I can't remember how many times I've read it in the past 2 years. 👍

Sep 19, 2021 02:39 PM
kid avatar


Review by Read more BOOKS!

AMAZING book!!! I actually got it when I was about 8 or 9 and I am 12 now, but I have read it literally like 7 times in the past few years!!! Get it! You won't regret it!!!!

Sep 04, 2021 06:05 PM
kid avatar

not good for 9 year old

Review by Soccer1212

it's vary scary not the best book for younger kids

Jun 02, 2021 07:44 AM