Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Lucky Girl by Amanda Maciel

I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Lucky Girl
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Lucky Girl is an unflinching exploration of beauty, self-worth, and sexual assault, from the author of the acclaimed Tease.
Rosie is a beautiful girl—and it’s always been enough. Boys crush on her, men stare at her, girls (begrudgingly) admire her. She’s lucky and she knows it. But it’s the start of a new school year and she begins to realize that she wants to be more. Namely, she’s determined to be better to her best friend, Maddie, who’s just back from a summer program abroad having totally blossomed into her own looks. Rosie isn’t thrilled when Maddie connects with a football player who Rosie was hooking up with—but if it makes her friend happy, she’s prepared to get over it. Plus, someone even more interesting has moved to town: Alex, who became semifamous after he stopped a classmate from carrying out a shooting rampage at his old high school. Rosie is drawn to Alex in a way she’s never experienced before—and she is surprised to discover that, unlike every other guy, he seems to see more to her than her beauty.
Then at a party one night, in the midst of a devastating storm, something happens that tears apart Rosie’s life and sets her on a journey of self-discovery that forces her to face uncomfortable truths about reputation, identity, and what it means to be a true friend.

Lucky Girl by Amanda Maciel

My rating: 3.12 of 5 stars

Lucky Girl ““You could be a model,” I finally manage to say. She laughs like I’m joking, and I’m glad because that means she can’t hear how jealous I sound. Am I jealous? God.”

This was a YA contemporary story about a girl who gets sexually assaulted.

Rosie was quite a shallow girl, and she seemed quite selfish too. Her best friend came back from a summer abroad and all she could think about was how pretty her best friend looked now, and how jealous she was. She whined quite a bit about the fact that Maddie seemed to have learned how to flirt too, and she thought that she was supposed to be the one who was good with boys.

The storyline in this started out with Rosie being jealous of her best friend Maddie. She then found out that Maddie had a crush on the boy who she had been hooking up with - Cory, and decided to step back and ‘let’ Maddie have Cory instead. The near-rape then happened (highlight to view spoiler - Cory tried to rape Rosie at a party, Maddie walked in and caught them just in time, but got the wrong idea and thought that Rosie had purposefully been hooking up with Cory again behind her back, and the two fell out. ) We also got a brief storyline about a storm, which went nowhere, and another about a new boy at school who had prevented a school shooting, but the book just never really got off the ground for me, and I had to force myself to keep reading.

The ending to this was okay, but overall I was disappointed with this book, especially after liking the author’s other book – Tease.

6.25 out of 10

1 comment:

  1. Doesn't sound like one for me, but thanks for sharing.
    sherry @ fundinmental