Lucy the Giant

By Smith, Sherri L.

Publishers Summary:
Fifteen-year-old Lucy, the largest girl in her school, leaves her small Alaska town and her alcoholic father and discovers hardship--and friendship--posing as an adult aboard a commercial fishing boat.

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ISBN
978-0-38572-940-6 978-0-38590-031-7
Publisher
Delacorte


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2002

Gr 7-10 At 15, Lucy Otsego is six feet tall and stocky of build. She lives in Sitka, AK, with her drunken father and with the taunts of many of her classmates. Her Haida mother left the family when Lucy was seven and the girl longs for her without being able to remember her clearly. After adopting a stray, Lucy pulls herself out of her emotional slump-only to fall again and hard when the dog dies in spite of an emergency trip to the unaffordable veterinarian. Depressed and feel...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on March 1, 2002

A tantalizing prologue introduces us to a narrator reflecting on her life while drowning in the Bering Sea. Then the story shifts back six weeks to the steady melancholy of an Alaskan teenager whose only purpose in life, it seems to her, is to drag her drunken father home from the bar every night. Fifteen-year-old Lucy Otsego can never remain as inconspicuous as she'd like, not only because of her father's behavior but also because she's over six feet tall. Everyone in her hometown of Sitka knows her as Lucy the Giant. Her mother fled the family e...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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