Loser List : Jinx of the Loser, by H.N. Kowitt

Loser List Jinx of the LoserSummary:  Danny Shine is a 12 year old boy. He loves comic books. But people in school believe that he is a jinx and brings bad luck, because everywhere he goes, bad things happen.

Scholastic

The Unfortunate Son, by Constance Leeds

Summary:  Kidnapping, family secrets, and adventure on the high seas–perfect for middle grade fans of historical fiction! When Luc is chosen to become an apprentice to a local fisherman, his life takes a turn for the better. Luc is a natural at sea, and before long he and a teenaged girl who lives with the fisherman form a strong bond. That bond is tested when Luc is taken captive by a band of merciless pirates, and sold into slavery. Moving from 1485 to 1500, from France to Africa, from humble beginnings to a noble future, this historical fiction adventure will leave readers pondering the true meaning of good fortune.

Viking

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