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Blog Tour: Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton (Review + Reading Journal!)

Posted May 12, 2021 by Kait in Book Review, Book Tours, Bookstagram, Reviews / 0 Comments

Blog Tour: Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton (Review + Reading Journal!)

Happy Wednesday and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for LUCKY GIRL by Jamie Pacton! You guys, I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!! I’m so excited to share my review and reading journal with you today, plus my videos from right after I finished the book! And now without any further ado, let’s get to the review!

*Quick Disclaimer: I am a member of Jamie Pacton’s Street Team, the Round Table. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour: Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton (Review + Reading Journal!)Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton
Published on May 11, 2021 by Page Street Kids
Genres: Contemporary, YA, Queer
Pages: 240
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Author Links: Website, Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram

A hilarious and poignant reflection on what money can and cannot fix.
58,642,129. That’s how many dollars seventeen-year-old Fortuna Jane Belleweather just won in the lotto jackpot. It’s also about how many reasons she has for not coming forward to claim her prize.
Problem #1: Jane is still a minor, and if anyone discovers she bought the ticket underage, she’ll either have to forfeit the ticket, or worse . . .
Problem #2: Let her hoarder mother cash it. The last thing Jane’s mom needs is millions of dollars to buy more junk. Then . . .
Problem #3: Jane’s best friend, aspiring journalist Brandon Kim, declares on the news that he’s going to find the lucky winner. It’s one thing to keep her secret from the town — it’s another thing entirely to lie to her best friend. Especially when . . .
Problem #4: Jane’s ex-boyfriend, Holden, is suddenly back in her life, and he has big ideas about what he’d do with the prize money. As suspicion and jealousy turn neighbor against neighbor, and no good options for cashing the ticket come forward, Jane begins to wonder: Could this much money actually be a bad thing?

review

MY HEART. 💜💙💜

I need some time to think about what exactly to say here. In the meantime, please know that I LOVE this book, I’m currently crying happy tears, and I already know what my answer is going to be when everyone starts asking about the best books of 2021.

Thank you SO SO MUCH to TBR and Beyond Tours, NetGalley, and Page Street Kids for letting me read an ARC of this book, and thank you to Jamie for answering all my questions!!! 💜💜💜

THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE BOOK

grief, luck, hope

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About Jamie Pacton

Jamie Pacton is a Young Adult and Middle Grade author who grew up minutes away from the National Storytelling Center in the mountains of East Tennessee. She has a BA and MA in English Literature, and currently teaches English at the college level. While pursuing her dream of being an author, she worked as a waitress, pen salesperson, lab assistant, art museum guard, bookseller, pool attendant, nanny, and lots of other weird jobs in between. Her writing has appeared in national and local magazines, and she spent many years blogging for Parents.com. Currently, Jamie lives in Wisconsin with her family and a dog named Lego. The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly is her YA debut novel and her sophomore novel, Lucky Girl, is forthcoming in Spring 2021. She has also published a MG novel, Farfetched, under the pen name Finn Colazo.

What do you think about Lucky Girl? Have you added it to your #tbr? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!

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