I’m at least moderately intrigued by the premise of The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson to consider reading it. Ironically, it’s more Zach’s story that endeared me to this book. And I don’t know if I’m going to end up liking it in the end. But damn, how does one respond to their own mother defending a school shooter?
I’m just kind of in shock.
How do you put yourself back together when it seems like you've lost it all? May is a survivor. But she doesn't feel like one. She feels angry. And lost. And alone. Eleven months after the school shooting that killed her twin brother, May still doesn't know why she was the only one to walk out of the band room that day. No one gets what she went through--no one saw and heard what she did. No one can possibly understand how it feels to be her. Zach lost his old life when his mother decided to defend the shooter. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends bailed, and now he spends his time hanging out with his little sister...and the one faithful friend who stuck around. His best friend is needy and demanding, but he won't let Zach disappear into himself. Which is how Zach ends up at band practice that night. The same night May goes with her best friend to audition for a new band. Which is how May meets Zach. And how Zach meets May. And how both might figure out that surviving could be an option after all.
What do you think? Would you add The Lucky Ones to your TBR? Does anything pop out at you specifically for why / why not? Drop a line in the comments!