Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Book Review: STOLEN LUCK by Jaclyn Weist

What the book has to say for itself: 

Sixteen year old  Megan Crenshaw has everything going for her until the day a leprechaun shows up on her doorstep and steals all her luck. Not only that, he follows her around and wreaks havoc in her life. With the help of her friends, Megan must get her luck back before he manages to destroy her life and the lives of all those around her.

What I have to say about it: 

Man, there aren't many books that will make me think about them all day like this one did. I'm a mom to 5 kids and was called away a many times from my reading of this, and I couldn't wait to get back to the story. That in itself tells me it was good. Then as I was reading it, I giggled, snorted, and laughed enough that my kids kept asking me what I was reading. And it was so engaging I finished it in a day.

There are so many things that poor Megan has to deal with when Louie takes her luck, something she's had a surplus of her entire life. But Megan handles it so well. I loved the fact that Megan seemed like a real girl. Having moments of anger and frustration and all out sobbing when it got tough, but then she got up and did something about it. She didn't cave when Louie kept piling on the misfortune. And Jared? Oh man he was adorable. Hope my girls can meet someone as awesome as Jared some day. There is just a touch of romance, but done perfectly that I wasn't wishing there was more, or thinking it wasn't necessary either. There are parents who are involved in the lives of their teens and teens that made some pretty good choices overall or at least make an effort to do it right. I highly recommend this book to younger teens and adults alike. 

I'm really looking forward to book 2. 

About the author:

Jaclyn is an Idaho farm girl who grew up loving to read. She developed a love for writing as a senior in high school, when her dad jokingly said she was the next Dr. Seuss (not even close but very sweet). She met her husband, Steve at BYU and they have six happy, crazy children that encourage her writing. After owning a bookstore and running away to have adventures in Australia, they settled back down in their home in Utah. Jaclyn now spends her days herding her kids to various activities and trying to remember what she was supposed to do next.

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