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Lucky

By Rachel Vail

Lucky
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  • Hardcover: Apr 2008,
    240 pages.
    Paperback: Apr 2009,
    256 pages.

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Donating Dresses
Lucky's cover features a lime-green dream dress that Phoebe plans to wear to her over-the-top 8th grade graduation party. That beautiful dress, the way it makes Phoebe feel when she tries it on, and the way it makes her feel when she realizes that her parents can no longer afford to buy it for her, embodies Phoebe's expectations and disappointments throughout the novel.

Many organizations work to make sure that every girl, no matter her economic situation, can feel beautiful in her own dream dress at the prom, dance or graduation party. These groups collect and distribute gently worn, clean and stylish prom, bridesmaid, and party dresses. Here's a list of some of these groups in the U.S. and Canada:

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