Review Detail3.6 5
As I started Lucky by Rachel Vail, I was afraid it was going to be another Gossip Girl type novel which I do not really like. I was seriously turned off by phrases like "we love ourselves." Fortunately, Lucky quickly turned around.
It is fast paced and truly intriguing to see someone who is used to everything her way have to cope with suddenly not getting it. The awkward situations and halting dialogue make the novel more real and true to a middle school setting.
Vail did a wonderful job giving her characters voices that were appropriate for their age. The phrase "poop on a stick" had me laughing and wondering how she came up with that. I remembering I said it when I was in middle school and had no idea anyone else ever said it because it just slipped out one day. Things like that really had me believing the characters were in middle school.
The end of Lucky had me tearing up, making this a book I will highly recommend!