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December 04, 2015

#Review of If You're Lucky by @allyougetisme & #Giveaway via @AlgonquinYR

If You're Lucky
Is Georgia’s mind playing tricks on her, or is the entire town walking into the arms of a killer who has everyone but her fooled?
 
When seventeen-year-old Georgia’s brother drowns while surfing halfway around the world in Australia, she refuses to believe Lucky’s death was just bad luck. Lucky was smart. He wouldn’t have surfed in waters more dangerous than he could handle. Then a stranger named Fin arrives in False Bay, claiming to have been Lucky’s best friend. Soon Fin is working for Lucky’s father, charming Lucky’s mother, dating his girlfriend. Georgia begins to wonder: did Fin murder Lucky in order to take over his whole life?  

Determined to clear the fog from her mind in order to uncover the truth about Lucky’s death, Georgia secretly stops taking the medication that keeps away the voices in her head. Georgia is certain she’s getting closer and closer to the truth about Fin, but as she does, her mental state becomes more and more precarious, and no one seems to trust what she’s saying.

As the chilling narrative unfolds, the reader must decide whether Georgia’s descent into madness is causing her to see things that don’t exist–or to see a deadly truth that no one else can.  

“A remarkable page-turner . . . Keep[s] readers wondering, twist by twist, if Georgia’s universe will simply burst apart.” —Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle
Yvonne Prinz is the author of several books including the Clare series (middle grade), All You Get Is Me, and The Vinyl Princess, which won the California Library Association's John and Patricia Beatty Award, was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for Crime Fiction, and nominated for a Northern California Book Award. A Canadian living in the San Francisco Bay area, she and her husband are co-founders of Amoeba Music, the largest Independent record store in the world
Yvonne's next book, "If You're Lucky" (Algonquin Books For Young Readers) is now available.



Holy cow!! This book was so good!! I could not put it down. Between the twits and the turns and all the craziness, I was hooked. It was so hard to tell what was true and what wasn't. The characters and the plot development was great and I kind of really liked Fin. I felt like the book was too short but I liked it anyway!!











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miranda lewis said...

I think it would be irritating. Like your trying to explain to someone how you feel/ or what happened and them not believing would most likely just irritate me.

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