Then one night, in the midst of a devastating storm, Rosie suffers an assault that tears apart her life and friendship with Maddie. Forced to face uncomfortable truths about beauty, reputation, and what it really means to be a friend, Rosie realizes that change doesn’t always happen the way you want it to—every disaster has consequences. But with a lot of help and the right people around you, there might also be a way forward.
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Release Date: April 25, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Lucky Girl is an important young adult novel that explores sexual assault. In addition to this, the author touches upon self esteem and how far one may go in order to be popular. Both of these themes and more make the story stand out and I hope many will consider reading it. With that, this is a well written and eye opening novel that will not only appeal to young adults, but older adults as well. The story is very relatable, although it may take some time to get used to the main character as she comes off as very shallow and jealous. However, if you look at the bigger picture as how her character progresses throughout the story her flaws do become bearable.
In addition to the theme of assault, readers will be taken back to their high school days while reading this one. We all know how cruel teenagers can be and how many will do just about anything for a little bit of attention and this becomes apparent in this novel. Also, if you like a little bit of romance thrown in then you will get this too although, it is not the main focus of the story.
Overall, I did like this one but not as much as I liked the authors debut, Tease. But, the overall message of the story is a very important one so I had to give it at least 4 stars. Readers who enjoy young adult fiction that deals with social issues (such as assault) would pair well with this one.