Sunday, March 04, 2007

Lupica, Mike. Miracle on 49th Street

Lupica, Mike. Miracle on 49th Street. Philomel Books, 2006 [0-399-24488-3]
After Molly's mother dies of cancer she finds out that her father is a famous Boston Celtics basketball player. He does not know that Molly exists until one day she figures out a sneaky way to meet him alone and tell him. At first he doesn't believe her but after reading a letter her mother wrote he begins to face the possibility that it might be true. Unfortunately, the jeopardizes his endorsement contracts because he is billed at one of few "clean cut" athletes. He wants they to get genetic testing but she refuses saying that she wants he to want her for who she is, not just because of a DNA test. At the end of the story, the reader is flipped back and forth, sure of how the story will end. This 246 page book wraps up nicely on Christmas Eve, the night Molly must decide who she will live with.


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