These Unlucky Stars: The Brightest Friendships are unexpected by Gillian McDunn

These Unlucky Stars by Gillian McDunn is the heartfelt story of a girl’s unexpected friendship that changes her forever. Annie has always been the odd one out in her family. Her dad and brother just don’t understand her creativity or spontaneity, They are so practical…so predictable. And ever since her mother left a few years ago, Annie has been reluctant to get close to anyone. When a poor decision lands Annie in hot water, she must make amends by watching her elderly neighbor’s weird dog all summer. As Annie begins to connect with her neighbor Gloria, It becomes clear that Gloria won’t be able to live on her own for much longer. But it’s this brief and important friendship that gives Annie the confidence to let people in and see how rich life can be when you decide to chart your own path to happiness.

From the highly acclaimed author of Caterpillar Summer comes a sweet and heartfelt story that beautifully captures the complexity of tween life and shows us that even the most unexpected friendship has the power to change us forever. After her mother leaves, Annie feels like no one understands her and is reluctant to get close to anyone, including her own family. But when she befriends her elderly neighbor Gloria she’ll learn to love her whole self and let people in again.  Acclaimed author Gillian McDunn has crafted a delightful and touching story, showing that even the most unexpected friendships have the power to change us forever.

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