Publisher: New Dawn Publishers
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Goodreads: When her mother mysteriously vanishes from the small town of Plains, Montana, 12-year-old Lucky Bird’s childhood comes to an abrupt end. Left to defend herself against her suddenly abusive grandmother, Marian, and forced to endure the twisted predatory games played out by Marian’s lover, Lucky soon finds herself trapped in a nightmare.
Even when she manages to escape, the outside world can’t take away the brutal images of her past. Still haunted by her mother’s disappearance and the trauma that followed, Lucky is easily led down a path of self-destruction—a path that only the intervention of a young stranger and his family can guide her away from. But first, Lucky will have to confront her demons, and the dark truths kept hidden.
Kritters Thoughts: Lucky Bird was a character that you wanted to see come out from under a bad situation, but the negative events just kept happening to her. From an early age, she had to fend for herself surrounded by inadequate adults who were unable to even take care of themselves. Thankfully there are a few people along the way who help her find herself and find a better situation.
Although this was quite a debbie downer book, the author did provide a light at the end of a tunnel. A diary left by her grandmother Marian revealed a lot of the mystery and answered a lot of questions, but didn't leave the reader feeling any positive feelings about the character.
Although this book could have been such a downer, the sunshine at the end of the book brought enough hope to rescue the negativity from the rest of the book.
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
Ebook 2012 Challenge: 47 out of 25
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Smith Publicity. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.