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"Get obsessed; stay obsessed. I remembered these words, and Ana Maria Spagna's powerful father/daughter duo, long after I finished her captivating novel. Young snowboarders, environmental activists, and teens who champion the underdog will find themselves obsessed cover-to-cover with The Luckiest Scar."?Melissa Hart, author of Avenging the Owl
Fourteen-year-old Charlotte moves from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to Washington's Cascade Mountains, where she hopes to continue training for the national snowboarding championships. After her father signs an anti-development petition, she loses access to the local resort and takes to the backcountry, where she meets nature on its own terms. When adventure turns to tragedy, Charlotte learns that even our deepest scars can be lucky ones.
Ana Maria Spagna lives and writes in Stehekin, Washington, a very small town in the North Cascades accessible only by foot, ferry, or float plane. She directs the Whidbey Writers Workshop MFA at the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts, and holds an MA in English from Northern Arizona University. Spagna writes for magazines about nature, work, and life in a small community, and is the author of several award-winning nonfiction books, including 100 Skills You'll Need for the End of the World (As We Know It), a humor-infused guide for how to live more lightly on the planet.