Listening for Lucca

Listening for Lucca

Book - 2013
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Thirteen-year-old Siena's visions of the past intensify when her family moves to the Maine coast hoping her little brother will begin speaking, and she connects with residents of the house from many years earlier who faced a similar problem.
Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385742993
Branch Call Number: J FICTION LaFleur Suzanne 07/2013
Characteristics: 229 p. ;,22 cm.


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Aug 18, 2017

Listening for Lucca, written by Suzanne LaFleur is a stand alone novel. This novel follows Siena and her brother Lucca, who stopped talking more than a year ago, as their family decide to move to Maine. As Siena gets settled into her house, she gets pulled into the history of their new house as she starts to see through the eyes of the old owners who passed away during the time of World War II. With the mystery of the past left unsolved as well as the present problems including her brother, Siena is thrown into a whirlwind of confusion, mystery and adventure. Overall, this novel is perfect for all ages, as the author creates an intriguing conflict and a variety of themes such as self-discovery and overcoming obstacles.
- @Because_Logic of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

May 23, 2015

This story is really creative

Jul 15, 2014

I enjoyed listening to the author's gentle voice journeying with Siena and Siena's coming to term's with her psychic gift and the ability of imagination to both hurt and harm. When the book ended I was sad -- I felt I would have liked it to go on forever.

Mar 13, 2014

Do you believe in ghosts or a sixth sense? If you do, this book is for you. For Grade 5 and Up readers.

ChristchurchLib Nov 27, 2013

"Siena is happy to move from New York to Maine since it means she'll be able to make new friends who don't know about her freaky ability to see glimpses of the past. The move might also encourage her mute younger brother, Lucca, to start talking again. But the new house feels curiously familiar, and soon Siena realizes that both Lucca's muteness and her own visions are deeply (and maybe dangerously) intertwined with the lives of the family of who lived in the house during World War II. Readers who loved the mysterious layers of Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me won't be able to resist this time-tripping story of family and friendship." Kids' Books November 2013 newsletter


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May 23, 2015

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Oct 18, 2017

“Maybe he was sick- but I felt the core of my being …think of him gently, the way a sister treats her brother when he needs help.”

Jun 09, 2015

"You show up here out of the blue, no one knows where you came from or why you bothered to come to this summerland to stay"


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May 23, 2015

Sexual Content: there was some sexual content in this book


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