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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.

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Critical Praise

“Through Rosie’s present-tense narration, Maciel examines societal pressures on girls to equate self-worth and looks. A thought-provoking look at the good-girl/bad-girl dichotomy.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Maciel offers a nuanced take on her characters’ individual situations (Rosie isn’t the only character to suffer trauma) and approaches their stories with empathy and respect.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062305336
  • ISBN 10: 0062305336
  • Imprint: Balzer + Bray
  • On Sale: 04/25/2017
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price: 21.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Bullying
  • BISAC2: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Law & Crime
  • BISAC3: YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings

Lucky Girl by Amanda Maciel

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