Monday, September 3, 2012

How Lucky You Are

"In the tradition of Emily Giffin and Marisa de los Santos, HOW LUCKY YOU ARE is an engaging and moving novel about three women struggling to keep their longstanding friendship alive. Waverly, who's always been the group's anchor, runs a cozy bakery but worries each month about her mounting debt. Kate is married to a man who's on track to be the next governor of Virginia, but the larger questions brewing in their future are unsettling her. Stay-at-home mom Amy has a perfect life on paper, but as the horrific secret she's keeping from her friends threatens to reveal itself, she panics. 
As life's pressures build all around them, Waverly knows she has some big decisions to make. In doing so, she will discover that the lines between loyalty and betrayal can become blurred, happy endings aren't always clear-cut, and sometimes you have to risk everything to gain the life you deserve."
Plot:  It is one of the first books, that I have seen that has handled the intricacy of  friendship. Where you can be happy and jealous of them at the same time, where you can know everything about each other and still have no idea the secrets they keep. How Lucky You Are deals with this well. The end drug out a little though.

Characters: All 3 main characters are relate-able and we all have a friend similar to these characters. Which is what I liked cause I could pick out which character was similar to my friends and I could take certain characteristics from each girl and apply to myself. Also, each character was well written.

Pros: A great Medium Chick Lit Book. Medium meaning it isn't light and fluffy, but it isn't crazy serious.

Cons: Some transitions could of been better and the ending could have come sooner.

Final Thoughts: I would absolutely recommend this book, it reminded me a lot of Emily Giffin's books and Karen McQuestion's. I liked Waverly's character most and felt I could relate to her in a lot of aspects. I think the issues of infidelity and domestic violence. I also did like that domestic violence and the cycle of it was handled well. The author could have easily shortened the story here and made it easy and she didn't.

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