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Bad Mojo

Eva Blackstone

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A twelve-year-old boy, convinced he’s cursed, runs away from his foster home in Illinois to find a voodoo priestess in New Orleans and runs into the arms of Hurricane Katrina instead.Twelve-year-old Bobby Thompson wants to be cursed. And not yourMoreA twelve-year-old boy, convinced he’s cursed, runs away from his foster home in Illinois to find a voodoo priestess in New Orleans and runs into the arms of Hurricane Katrina instead.Twelve-year-old Bobby Thompson wants to be cursed. And not your everyday mad at your neighbor jinx, but a big, fat, hairy curse. The kind of curse that will explain away all the bad in his life. When Flyn, his foster home friend, does a tarot card reading, she dubs him hoodoo cursed, and claims the only one capable of breaking it is her voodoo priestess aunt. But her aunt lives in New Orleans, four states away, and Bobby can’t bear to leave his hospitalized mom behind.Unfortunately, being cursed puts everyone around him in jeopardy. Old Mrs. Reed dies when he touches her, the neighborhood bully lands in the ER, Bobby’s foster mom could lose her license, and that fire he accidentally starts . . . He has no choice. He has to go to New Orleans. And get back before the court hearing that could send him to Juvie.Even with friends, the journey will be tough, especially when the police are looking for them, and their school pictures are plastered on TV, but in the end, he knows a busted curse will mean his mom will wake up from her coma and all the wrong in his life will right itself. The funny thing about curses though, is sometimes they don’t want to be broken, and New Orleans at the end of August 2005 is no place for three kids on the run.Categories: upper middle grade, magical realism, contemporary issues, historical fiction. Topics: domestic violence, bullying, disabilities, foster care, suicide, runaways, Hurricane Katrina, folk magic, superstition, grief counseling, forgivenessAges: 10+