Half A Chance

Half A Chance

Book - 2014
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A moving new middle-grade novel from the Newbery Honor author of RULES.

When Lucy's family moves to an old house on a lake, Lucy tries to see her new home through her camera's lens, as her father has taught her -- he's a famous photographer, away on a shoot. Will her photos ever meet his high standards? When she discovers that he's judging a photo contest, Lucy decides to enter anonymously. She wants to find out if her eye for photography is really special -- or only good enough.

As she seeks out subjects for her photos, Lucy gets to know Nate, the boy next door. But slowly the camera reveals what Nate doesn't want to see: his grandmother's memory is slipping away, and with it much of what he cherishes about his summers on the lake. This summer, Nate will learn about the power of art to show truth. And Lucy will learn how beauty can change lives . . . including her own.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, c2014.
ISBN: 9780545035330
Branch Call Number: J LOR
Characteristics: 218 p. ; 22 cm.


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EmilyUrsuliak Jun 14, 2017

A book with well-developed characters that will appeal to both girls and boys.

Lucy moves with her family to an old house on the lake, and it will take her camera lens to open her eyes and change her perspective.

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Jul 15, 2017

librariesandbooks1 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 14

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andiejpg Jul 29, 2015

Beautiful story...photographers take note!

Apr 18, 2015

I agree.

Michelle Liu
Apr 17, 2015

It was pretty good, but it was incomplete


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Aug 16, 2014

As Lucy meets Nate and the Megan who is trying to get rid of her relationship with Nate, a photography contest held by Lucy's world-famous photographing father might tear away the relationship of Lucy and Nate.Slowly Lucy's camera is revealing the miserable part of Nate's family that they were longing never to have.


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