EP 07 Secrets. Outsider. Orphan? A Big Dose of Lucky by Marthe Jocelyn

By Tanya Polasek

Looking for your next great YA read? Manitoba educator Tanya Polasek has hand-picked a book straight off the shelf! Students, parents, and teachers can sit back and relax while she reads the first chapter of a Canadian Young Adult book each Friday. Call in with your questions during the LIVE radio show or search episodes for a specific title. Your next read starts with First Chapter Fridays.

‘You may discover that going backward–discovering your past–will
be the best route to the next chapter in your life.’

When the only home Malou has ever known burns down, she finds herself
on her own. At sixteen, she is forced to leave the orphanage that has sheltered her since being dropped off as a newborn. All she knows for sure is that she’s of mixed race.

So when she is given the clue of an infant hospital bracelet, she makes her way
to Parry Sound to discover the truth about her birth parents.

Readers will fall in love with the sweet and naive Malou as she learns about the real world in small town Ontario, 1964. One of seven books in the SECRETS series that follows the eldest orphans
from The Benevolent Home for Necessitous Girls as they make their way in the world. Read one, read them all–in any order!

Published by Orca Book Publishers