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Friday, January 9, 2009

Lucky By: Rachel Vail

Title: Lucky
Author: Rachel Vail
HARDBACK
Amount of Pages: 233
Copyright Year: 2008
Publisher: Harper Teen
Geared Towards: Preteens and up
Extra Info: Check out Rachel Vail's Website!

Summary (Credits to flap): It's all good...and lucky Phoebe Avery plans to celebrate by throwing an end-of-the-year bash with her four closest friends. Everything will be perfect-from the guest list to the fashion photographer to the engraved invitations. The only thing left to do is find the perfect dress...until Phoebe goes from having it all to hiding all she's lost.
Phoebe's older sisters warn her to keep the family's crisis totally secret. Unfortunately, her alpha-girl best friend looks increasingly suspicious, and Phoebe's crush starts sending seriously mixed signals. Phoebe tries hard to keep smiling, but when her mother is humiliated in Neiman Marcus while buying Phoebe that perfect dress and her father decides to cancel her party, she panics. How far will she go to keep up her image as a lucky girl.

Wdebo's Review: For some reason when I first started to read it, I thought it would be geared more towards older teens then younger. It was an ok book, not absolutely amazing but it wasn't the worst book in the whole world.

Pro: It was cute, in its own way, of the main character, Phoebe growing up a bit. There were also dashes of humor over the whole book.

Con: While there was humor, especially in the beginning, it was kind of dry and was really childish. It matures after a hundred something pages. Phoebe really annoyed during the whole books and wouldn't stop annoying me until around some pages before the book ended. I know that it was suppose to make you feel sorry for her family's financial situation, but the way she was whinning, just made me want to slap her over the head for being such a spoiled brat.

All in all, if you want an easy and fast read I reccomend you read Lucky.

Grade: B

Wdebo :)

1 comment:

  1. I think Lucky is a great book for younger teens or even pre teens, it's a good quick book to read on your free time, and does make you understand about real life situations. I enjoyed this book a lot.

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