Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers on June 1, 2021
From the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Five Feet Apart comes a gripping new romance, perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Emily and her mum were always lucky.
But Emily’s mum’s luck ran out three years ago when she succumbed to cancer, and nothing has felt right since.
Now, the summer before her senior year, things are worse than ever – Emily has wrecked things with her boyfriend, Matt, and her dad is selling the house she grew up in and giving her mum’s belongings away. The only person she has to talk to is Blake, a girl she barely knows since she and her dad moved back to town five seconds ago.
But that’s when Emily finds the list – her mum’s senior year summer bucket list – buried in the back of her closet. When Blake suggests that Emily take it on as a challenge, the two set off on a journey to tick each box and help Emily face her fears over losing her connection to her mum. As she starts to feel closer to her mother, so too does Emily’s bond with Blake deepen into something she wasn't expecting.
And suddenly Emily must face another fear: accepting the secret part of herself she never got a chance to share with the person who knew her best.
A captivating, heartfelt love story about learning who you are, and who you love, when the person you’ve always shared yourself with is gone.
The Lucky List is a young adult contemporary by author Rachel Lippincott. This book is not only a good contemporary romance but it is also a fantastic coming of age story and a wonderful example of finding yourself. Though there are sad moments in this story, Rachel Lippincott handles those moments very well, and there are more than enough light and happy moments to balance it all out. This book was a lovely read. I don’t know how else to exactly describe it, it was charming and lovely from start to finish.
In The Lucky List we meet our main character, Emily. Emily is super close with her mom, so when she loses her mom to cancer she has a hard time dealing. When she finds a senior year bucket list written by her mother, she decides to enlist her friend Blake to help her tackle everything on the list. I love these types of books in YA fiction, where the main character sets off to accomplish a set of tasks and through that finds out so much more about themselves and what they want in their life, which is exactly what happened for Emily.
I loved joining Emily and Blake on this journey. Rachel Lippincott wrote a story that pulls you in and totally tugs on your heartstrings in all the right ways. If you are a fan of young adult coming of age stories, then The Lucky List is a book that you do not want to miss out on. I really enjoyed this charming story.
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