Lucky Linderman didn't ask for his life. He didn't ask his
grandfather not to come home from the Vietnam War. He didn't ask
for a father who never got over it. He didn't ask for a mother who
keeps pretending their family is fine. And he certainly didn't ask
to be the recipient of Nader McMillan's relentless bullying, which
has finally gone too far. Lucky has a secret--one that helps him
wade through the daily dysfunction of his life. Grandad Harry,
trapped in the jungles of Laos, has been visiting Lucky in his
dreams--and the dreams just might be real: an alternate reality
where he can be whoever he wants to be and his life might still be
worth living. But how long can Lucky remain in hiding there before
reality forces its way inside? Printz Honor recipient A. S. King's
distinctive, smart, and accessible writing shines in this powerful
novel about learning to cope with the shrapnel life throws at you
and then taking a stand against it. In her own words, this book
comes from 'an idea that we are all prisoners. An idea that
bullying is a widely ignored form of torture. An idea that only we
can choose to escape our own prisons. An idea that no one can take
something from you if you don't give it. These are the ingredients.
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An incredible story
Fri, 6 Nov 2015 | Review by: Sue @ Crushingcinders
An incredible story which bravely tackles difficult subjects such a bullying, human failing, despair and betrayal. These topics are all tackled sensitively and maturely with enough hope scattered throughout to keep me enthralled.
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