- 376 pages
- Silver Linings (Part 1)
- Lisa Maddock
- 07 September 2017 Lisa Maddock
Lucy And Her Father Live In A Furnished Basement Apartment In A Part Of The City That Sometimes Makes Mac Nervous They Drive To The Suburbs To Prestigious Pearson Academy Each Day In An Old Rusty Station Wagon Without Air Conditioning Their Combined Wardrobe Fits Easily Into The One Small Closet In The One Bedroom Apartment And Yet, These Realities Do Not Get Them Down Because The Mackensies Know How To Look For Silver Linings Lucy, Who Often Feels Much Older Than Her Fourteen Years, Is At The Top Of Her Class At Pearson Academy She Loves Music And Is Happy To Be Taking Piano Lessons And Enjoying Honors Band And, Best Of All, After Years Of Moving Around And Not Having One, She Now Has A Best Friend Cynical, Sarcastic, Outspoken But Fiercely Loyal Nadine Brentwood Has Come Into Her Life And Changed Everything But The Reverse Is Also True Overshadowed By A Popular Basketball Superstar Brother Who Sucks All Of The Attention Out Of Her Life, Nadine Has Finally Found Someone For Herself Someone She Is Not About To Share.Though Lucy S Father, Mac, Constantly Carries The Pain Of Missing Of His Wife, Who Is In Africa, He Is Coming Into His Own At Pearson Academy After A Dozen Years Between Jobs, He Finds Himself To Be A Popular And Successful Part Time English Teacher He Believes He Is Making A Real Difference At The School, Is Providing For Lucy, And Is Even Realizing A Big Dream By Starring In A Professional Production Of Hamlet If You Are The Biggest Shakespeare Geek This Side Of The Equator, That Means Life Is Good This Is Where The Story Opens Up.The Story, Told Through Lucy S Eyes, Takes You Along For The Ride As That Good Life Starts To Unravel On Them Finally Landing The Mackensies In An Unexpectedly Strange Little Community Called Elizabethtown Elizabethtown Is An Attempted Utopia Put Together By A Group Of Founders Fifteen Years Ago The Goal To Ensure That Citizens Want For Nothing, Have Perfect Equality, And Are Able To Become Their Best Possible Most Productive Selves Too Good To Be True Maybe It Feels Unsettling Or Even Downright Sinister At Times, To Lucy And Mac Was It Simply Bad Luck That Led Them To This Place, Or Was Someone Out To Get Them And If Someone Was Out To Get Them Why Would That Someone Want Them There Along The Road To Elizabethtown, There Is A Rud Secret Admirer To Deal Wtih, Followed By A Crazy Summer At The Brentwood Pool Complete With Noisy Teenaged Boys , Tractor Beam Voodoo, Confusing Crushes And Heavy Freaking Elephants To Lug Around.Silver Linings Is About Lucy And The People Who Are So Important To Her Life It Is About That Deep, Comfortable, Safe And Sure Love Between A Father And His Daughter Deepening Closeness Between A Girl And Her Best Friend, And The Confusing But Touching First Love Between A Boy And A Girl Who Come From Different Parts Of The Universe, Or Possibly Even Different Planets.Welcome To Lucy S Roller Coaster Life.
I started writing funny guinea pig stories about three years ago, inspired by my own guinea pigs, Maggie and Peanut I now have two guinea pigs, Mimi and Miranda Originally, I simply wanted to create stories that were funny and fun for my own daughter Now I hope that kids all over will enjoy the antics of Teddy and Pip for years to come.Check out my recently published Young Adult novel