Summer Book Reviews 7-31-2009

“The Lucky One” reviewed by Allie Petit

“The Lucky One” is a captivating fictional novel written by Nicholas Sparks. During his time of service in Iraq as a U.S. Marine, Logan Thibault retrieves a small photograph of a young lady left on the ground. He considers this keepsake his lucky charm and will do all that he can to find her.

Thibault suffers the loss of his dear friend during a tragedy in Iraq. Once he returns to his home town in Colorado, Thibault cannot get over how lucky he was during his service and believes that it was by the grace of his lucky charm.

Determined to find the woman in the photography, he retrieves clues of her location from the withering photo. He concludes that he should begin his search in Hampton, North Carolina.

After an outing at a local bar in the small town, Thibault was able to gather her name, Elizabeth, from residents who recognized her face in the picture. His strong will leads him to the household of his lucky charm.

The two strangers find a deep attraction, but like any other potential lovers, they are forced with many obstacles along their journey.

The Lucky One was a very enjoyable book to read that never left me displeased. Sparks beautifully illustrates the possibilities of love and does a wonderful job of keeping his audience captivated in the plot.

Allie Petit is a graduating senior in the gifted program at Hahnville High. She is involved in marching and symphonic band, BETA/NHS, student council, FCA, Spanish Honor Society, Talented in Theater, and a participant of the golf team.

Editor’s note: Book reviews are published weekly in agreement with Hahnville High School gifted English teacher Deborah Unger in conjunction with the Brown Foundation Service Learning Program.

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