Walker Childrens / Walker
September 13, 2011/ ISBN 978-08027222973
Tweener / Asia / Voyage / Fiction
by Jan Fields
Luchi Ann has spent her entire life in a prison in Thailand with
her American mother. But when her mother dies, Luchi is left with
nowhere to go and nothing but mysteries connected with her mother.
She sets off to find her place in the world and discovers adventure,
danger, and the courage to persevere. The terrifying situation in
which Luchi finds herself would capture the attention of any young
reader -- how do you find your way in a world which you know nothing?
Though Luchi experiences moments of paralyzing fear, the reader
is never judgmental -- we know we wouldn't do any better. With the
mix of exotic location, breathtaking suspense and lovely ending
-- this really is a perfect tween novel. This is A.J. Paquette's
first novel, and I'm definitely going to watch for her second after
this excellent premier.