Livvie has never been superstitious like her best friend Joyce. So it's no big deal when a chain letter arrives in her mailbox. She simply rips it up and tears it away-much to Joyce's dismay. But then the unexplainable happens-Livvie breaks her foot, endures an embarrassing PE class, and is forced to go to yucky Peter Finch's house for Thanksgiving (ew). Is this the chain letter's doing, or is Livvie just letting herself believe Joyce? And can Livvie stop her train of bad luck before something really bad happens? The Chain Letter is both a slightly spooky and funny story by Julie Schumacher that kids in grades 4-7 will enjoy.