The Compulsive Reader: Lucky by Rachel Vail

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Lucky by Rachel Vail

Phoebe, the youngest of the Avery sisters, is graduating from middle school. Her life seems perfect. She and her four best friends will be having the party of the year, she has an eye on the perfect dress, and the promise of high school's new beginnings. But when Phoebe's mom starts acting weird, and her friend starts alienating her, her perfect conclusion to her eighth grade year is at stake. Can Phoebe pull it together and do what's right, even if it means swallowing her pride and forgoing what she wants most?

Lucky is the wholly enjoyable first novel in Rachel Vail's new trilogy. Phoebe is a nicely relatable narrator that nearly anyone can empathize with. Her problems are those that we've all faced at one time or another, reminding us once again that you don't have to have to be privelaged to be able to solve them with your dignity intact. Witty and engaging, by the time this coming of age story is spun, you'll feel truly lucky to read it.

Lucky will be available from HarperCollins Publishing March 29, 2008.
Also reviewed for TRT.


Em said...

Sounds interesting. I haven't read anything by Rachel Vail before so I'll have to check her out. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

Tasha said...

I know this is one of Harper Teen's First Look choices this month. I entered and am hoping to get it, it sounds really cute!

Anonymous said...

I hated this book very much. No offense though, but I actually donated this to my school right after I read it. It was a bore and I instantly wanted to puke on it after reading 3/4 of it. Not generally the worst book, but it bore the wits out of me.