Lucky: An It Girl Novel
Cecily von Ziegesar
Reviewed by Karma Barry (age 13) for Reader Views (1/08)
Cecily von Ziegesar has a brilliant writing style that shows some of the true nature of teen girls, no matter how sweet, soft, sensitive or shy. In “Lucky,” Cecily von Ziegesar takes some average teenagers and some who are above the norm in looks and behavior and weaves a brilliant story with lots of laughs, some pouts, and plenty of entertainment.
Cecily von Ziegesar uses an interesting array of words and designer names. She also uses amusing descriptions for characters by using other words for clothing or hair. Even in some of the most pouty or exciting places, the author made me smile with another good crack.
I would suggest “Lucky” for other teenagers of higher intellect who might enjoy reading a book with the classic teen blunders and idiocy, both when sober and drunk, in relationships or out; others with my strange sense of humor will enjoy the teenage kindness of girls in a boarding school. I think I’m lucky not being in a school of that kind!
I think that Cecily von Ziegesar should, and could, continue this great series. For other readers, just picking up the book makes you curious! Careful, though, curiosity killed the cat!
After a barn burns to the ground in the midst of a wild party, it becomes that much more difficult to watch your back with all the gossip. And with Dean Marymount looking at a select few students, things can become vicious when the rumor spreads that he’s looking to expel someone. Someone’s got to go, but justice his harsher than we thought in “Lucky.”