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Lucky Luna

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Luna Ramos has more cousins than she can count, and even though her mom says that makes her lucky, Luna knows that every time she gets in trouble—and she gets in trouble a lot—one of her primas is responsible.

But when mischievous Luna locks her know-it-all cousin Claudia in the bathroom at their cousin’s quinceañera, Luna has no one to blame but herself. Her punishment? S
Published August 28th 2018 by Scholastic
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Ms. Yingling
Jul 30, 2018 rated it liked it
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Fifth grader Luna loves her family, but she has too many female cousins who are always hanging around. Her primas get her in trouble, or at least that's what Luna claims. As her friend Mabel points out, Luna does pretty well at getting into trouble on her own. When one of her least favorites cousins, Claudia, switches from a private school to Luna's public one, she's not happy. Prone to impulsive decisions that aren't always good, Luna tries to be nice to her cousin
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thanks to @kidlitexchange (#partner) and @Scholasticinc for the advance reading copy for review. All opinions are my own.

This young MG novel by Diana López tackles meddling cousins, birthmarks, school troubles, and stress management head-on, but in a sweet, age-appropriate way.
Luna Ramos has tons of primas, which are girl cousins, if you don’t already know. The primas can be sweet and fun—painting Luna’s nails and quizzing her for school—but they can also be tattletales who steal a
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Mary Sanchez
Luna Ramos is called Lucky Luna but she doesn't think she's so lucky when she can't participate in her prima's (cousin's) quinceanera, while all the other cousins can, even tattle tell, Claudia. Luna takes matters into her own hands and locks Claudia in the bathroom at the celebration to get even with Claudia for a past deed.

Luna's punishment is that she can't wear any of her beloved hats for a month. While that doesn't seem harsh, it is to Luna because her hats hide her birthmark--a white stre
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
@kidlitexchange #partner 😍😍😍Luna Ramos is a fifth grader with lots of fifth-grade problems! Her classmates make fun of her hair, her prima Claudia tattles on her, her mom won’t let her get a rabbit, and she knows a little Spanish - which she says is worse than knowing none at all because people expect you to know everything! When she goes to her abuela for help with these problems, she tells her things like, “la sangre es más espesa que el agua.” Luna knows agua means water and sangre means bloo ...more
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Lucky Luna is a sweet book about family, friends, and trying to get along. Written by award-winning author Diana Lopez, the story incorporates Mexican culture and folklore into a modern-day middle school setting. Luna is a feisty and fun character who often struggles with the personalities of her large extended family. Readers will relate to Luna's feelings as she tries to navigate friendships, family relationships, and her classmates' teasi
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Luna is from a big Hispanic family. She has many “primas” (cousins) and many problems with them, too. They fight a lot. But the worst cousin, Claudia, is a know-it-all and a braggart. At the yearly quinceãnera, she locks Claudia in the restroom. As her punishment, Luna is not allowed to wear any of her beloved hats for a month. Not only does she love hats, but they also cover her “birthmark”, a white streak of hair. Needless to say, she will be teased about it when she returns to school. But, ev ...more
Abby Johnson
Luna has tons of primas - girl cousins - and she gets along with them for the most part... except for Claudia. Claudia is a tattle tale, she's always trying to tell Luna what to do, AND she got to be a dama at one of the primas' quinceañera and Luna didn't get to. But now, the worst has happened: Claudia is transferring to Luna's school. To her grade. To her CLASS. Luna tries to get along with everyone, but expecting her to get along with her bossy, tattling prima is just TOO MUCH.

This is a sol
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Luna has too many cousins to count and she doesn't get along with all of them, especially not Claudia, who seems to think she knows what is best for everyone. Gossip between this large and loving family provides many humorous moments. Talking to Luna's cousins is like playing a game of "telephone." Another funny highlight includes Luna's misinterpretation of Abuela's advice, since she does not speak Spanish as well as the rest of her family. As the story progresses, Luna navigates through jealou ...more
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book. I think kids can identify with it. I love how it acknowledges the struggle ELL kids go through with language. It discusses the fact that some people expect kids to speak a different language because of how they look. Luna does not know how to speak Spanish even though most of her family can and struggles learning it in school.
Oct 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: middle school
179 pages. I read only one chapter/10 pages. It was boring. It is about a middle school girl with lots of drama. It is well-written for middle school but not really elementary age level of topic. I would skip this one for elementary kids.
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Luna Ramos has a big family with tons of cousins, which sounds like fun until it’s time for a quinceañera and not every prima can be a dama at the celebration. Her prima, Claudia, gets to be a dama, though. Naturally, Luna locks her in the bathroom because…cousin reasons. Which gets Luna in trouble and Mom says “no hats for a month!”

Why such a severe punishment? Luna loves hats. Also the hats cover up her birthmark- a streak of white hair that the other kids make fun of. So she’s gonna have to d
I adored this! So adorable and funny. I have never seen (well, read) a better representation of having too many primas. So good and the audiobook was great.
Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens
Luna's been told that having so many cousins is a blessing. She thinks it's more like a curse. Especially her prima Claudia.
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