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The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine
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Apr 23, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: j-fiction, j-historicalfic
Recommended to Talia by: Heather Webb

Dit, who lives in a small town in 1917 Alabama, is initially excited when he hears the new postmaster coming to town has a son his age. But when the postmaster and his family arrives, Dit is dismayed to learn that not only is the postmaster’s child a girl, but the family is black. Despite their stark differences in appearance and personality, Dit and Emma become friends, and grow up a little bit as they learn from each other and the world around them over the course of a year.

I really enjoyed this book, how it held Dit and Emma’s friendship up against the array of attitudes in race relations demonstrated. Lots of funny moments, heartwarming and bittersweet moments, suspense, and my eyes teared up a little at the end.

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