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Lucky T

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  1,981 ratings  ·  161 reviews
Some girls have all the luck.

So far, Carrie Fitzgerald's sixteen years have been pretty sweet. Straight A's, an adorable boyfriend, a starting position on the varsity basketball team...

But Carrie's luck is about to, well, change.

Suddenly, her boyfriend dumps her (to "hang out with his friends"!), she and her best friend have a massive blowout, and she gets a D on a bi
ebook, 304 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2005)
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Jun 18, 2009 Ashley rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 11 & Up
Recommended to Ashley by: I found it at Borders
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Bella Witte
The main characters are Carrie, Piper, Carrie's mom, and Dee, Doreen,and Doreen's mom. This book is about a girl named Carrie Fitzgerald in California. She is tall and pretty with shoulder length hair. And how her parents got divorced. When her dad left he became a air plain polite that travels all around the world. One time Carrie's dad brought her a red short sleeve shirt with small green diamonds in a shape of a star. Every time Carrie wore the shirt she was lucky and good things happened to ...more
I had to give this book 5 stars for the simple reason that, aged twelve I read this in a few hours and fell in love with Carrie and wanted to be just like her; the way she turned out at the end. It has become a comfort book due to it's heart-warming story and for me, the element of another country and an adventure that, for once, seemed real to a twelve-year old realising that she would never go to Hogwarts.

Underneath what at the beginning of the book seems to be a purely materialistic story ar
Jennifer Wardrip
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Have you ever cleaned your room/closet and decided to donate your excess clothes to charity? Maybe it was a mother-ordered mandate to get rid of the clutter? Whatever the reason or inspiration, did you ever give away something you didn't really mean to give? What would you do to get it back?

Carrie's mother does just that. She gives Carrie's favorite T-shirt to the Help India foundation. Unfortunately, the T-shirt is not just a T-s
Kalyn Schwartz
"Lucky T" should be read by all teenage girls who have a crush. They will be able to relate to the feelings Carrie has.This book has a great story line that actually made me cry. With all of the little side notes and the background behind the plot, this story plays with your heart. The main question of this book is, can a t-shirt really change your life? For Carrie, it did. "Lucky T" took an average girl and put her in the position to make a hard decision. The choices she made led her to realize ...more
Ella Perkins
Carrie’s life was perfect. Had everything she could ever want. But that luck was a by a t-shirt. So when she looses it her life changes. Is it for the better or worse?

I can make a text to self -connection with Carrie. Her and I love to give a donation to kids like the shelters when you can help out. Also we both hate flying on planes. I would recommend this book to someone who likes a good funny/romantic book.

I would give this book 5 stars. I thought this book was really good because the topic
Le T-shirt. Toutes les bonnes choses avaient eu lieu après qu'elle l'eut enfilé. Était-ce possible? Ce vêtement portait-il vraiment bonheur? (Lucky T, S. 29)

In letzter Zeit scheine ich mit meinen Büchern nicht allzu viel Glück zu haben. Gerade mal 140 Seiten von 288 habe ich durchgehalten. Aber "Lucky T" ist einfach nicht lesenswert. Klischee folgt Klischee, folgt Klischee. Nein, meine Lieben, ich übertreibe nicht. Ich ärgere mich nicht über dieses Buch. Etwas so Stereotypisches habe ich wirklic
This book was about a 16 year old girl named carrie. She had a perfect life and a lot of luck. But her mom accidentally gives her "lucky t-shirt" to help India, and all her luck changed. She goes to India to get her shirt back, but exactly how far will she go?? It mostly took place in India, but it had also taken place in California. The main characters were Carrie and Dee. Carrie had an external conflict when she got into a fight with her best friend, Piper. She had an internal conflict when s ...more
This was a great book about a 15 year old very superstitious girl named Carrie Fitzgerald. Carrie got a t-shirt from her dad after her parents got a divorce, and she believes that the t-shirt brings her good luck because she a lot of lucky things happen to her everytime she wears the lucky shirt. But her mom accidentally gives the shirt away to charity in India. Carrie thinks she lost her luck because her boyfriend is the cutest guy in school and hew broke up with her on their 1 year anniversary ...more
I read this book in like 4th grade. I picked it up because it was an American book that took place in India! Being the Indian that I am, I got excited and picked it up.

I think it was a good book overall. Surprisingly, I remember a lot about it. I know the main character (forgot her name) goes to India for something. Meets a guy named Dee (I remember the name because, honestly, ever heard of a guy named Dee??) and has a lucky T-shirt. If she loses the shirt she gets bad luck basically.

I remember
This book was amazing. It was about a girl whose parents were divorced and her father is a pilot and she doesnt see hm very often. Once, he brought her a red t-shirt with a green glittery star in teh middle. ever since she wore that shirt, she was very lucky. But all that is about to change when her mother accidenatally doantes the shirt to Help India. Carrie does what any normal girl would do- she goes to India to look for her shirt. But when she goes there, not only does she find her shirt, bu ...more
Loved some of the messages in the book. "Confusion ultimately leads to a deeper understanding." "Not many people would admit to doing wrong. ...Everyone makes mistakes. Not everyone tries to correct them." Very inspiring book. For teens [girls] and gives insight to opportunities to give a little more back in a society that is mostly take these days! Great regard to humanity programs and stepping outside of a persons wants and selfish desires. I think we are all a bit of a teen most days. This bo ...more
Erin Kelly
Carrie Fitzgerald is the type of girl every teenage girl wishes they could be: tall, skinny, perfectly fallen hair around her shoulders, popular, the only sophomore on the girl’s varsity basketball team, and who happens to be dating the hottest guy in school, Jason, all with her best friend by her side, Piper. Carrie has all the luck in the world and she can thank her lucky red t-shirt with the green Morocco star her father gave her from one of his trips. Carrie’s perfect world comes crashing do ...more
Real cute; I read it a long time ago and my mind was distracted. I remember wishing it wasn't over. Now that I'm older, I can't say I totally absolutely loved this book and it had my mind blown.

But hey, those books are rare.

Despite that, what I can remember was a girl who had an amazing life (she superstitiously believed that her lucky T was the big reason for this) until one day she came home and found her mother had accidentally donated a pile of her clothes that she had left on the floor to
Carrie was very superstitious she also has all the luck; because of her lucky t shirt. So when her mom accidentally donates her shirt to India her luck starts to run out. So what does she do, hops on a plane to find her luck once again. Once she gets there she finds herself in the midst of a life changing experience! Loved this book Kate Brian is a great author another of her books is sweet 16 which is amazing!
I picked this one up because the cover was cute, and I thought it would be brainless but fun. I didn't even read the back first.

It was so brain-meltingly awful, I can't even.

The main character was stupid and selfish, her redemption arc would mean more if it didn't boil down to 'Be a decent human being'. I have no idea how this even got published, to be honest.
During the partnership unit, one of the books Anna W. and I read was Lucky T by Kate Brian. Lucky T took place mostly in Calcutta, India. In the book, the main character Carrie has a Lucky T shirt that her mom accidently sends to India. Ever since her mom gave the lucky T away, Carrie has been getting all sorts of bad luck including breaking up with her boyfriend, getting bad grades, and loosing her best friend Piper. The lucky T means so much to Carrie that she travels all the way to India to f ...more
Anna W
The book that I read in the partnership with Mallory Reinken is called Lucky T by Kate Brian. This book is about a girl who's lucky t-shirt was given away to India. But a lot more happens in the book. She meets a lot of new people, has a romance, and starts to wonder if she really needs the shirt after all. The story takes place in Calcutta, India for the majority of the book. This book was not what I expected in any way, it was much better.

When Carrie is in India she has to make many decisio
This was a cool book. Different from all of the fantasy I usually really but I still really liked it.
♫ Maren ♥
I am reading this book right now and it is very interesting, if your a girl you should read it!
Rose Kuan
I love his book! It's a really nice book, Kate brain is marvelous, one of my favorite book ever! :D
This is an awesome book!
-situations that could ACUTALLY happen :P
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Jessica Lawlor
Lucky T by Kate Brian tells the story of Carrie Fitzgerald, a high school sophomore who travels halfway across the world for a t-shirt. Carrie’s shirt is lucky and when her mom accidentally gives it away to a charity in India, Carrie is determined to find it.

She travels to India with her ex best friend and her mom’s friend to do volunteer work; but really, Carrie is focused on finding her “Lucky T.” When they arrive in India, Carrie is hit with culture shock. She doesn’t fit in with the other vo
Clarissa Lawrence
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This is a typical teenage book about Carrie, and her lost 'lucky' tee-shirt which ends up being donated to a charity in India - Carrie lives in America! After the t-shirt is lost, Carrie's life falls apart and so Carrie decides to pursue the t-shirt and travels to India with some family friends where she helps to build housing for locals, assists in an orphanage, falls in love and of course tracks down the famous t-shirt before she decides whether to reclaim it or not.

I liked the simplicity of t
Carrie Ann Fitzgerald's life has been humming along fairly well for several years, until her lucky t-shirt (gift from globetrotting, absent father) is accidentally given away to an Indian aid organization. That's Indian as in India, and as luck would have it, Carrie's mom has a best friend, Celia who is going to India for the summer to work with the aid organization. Carrie manages to wangle an invitation to go along, all the while hoping to find her Lucky T.

Carrie's summer, of course, turns out
Sara Shalash
Lucky T isn't the best book the world, but it was a good light read. The plot is a bit predictable and the story line is kind of crazy. Surprisingly the book doesn't only focus on the importance of a t-shirt, but touches on other aspects such as romance, believing in yourself, and friendship. It was really nice reading a book that was set in another place (India), I got to learned a lot about Indian culture and how life is like in India, which I didn't know much about before. The best part about ...more
In a light-hearted, easy-to-read novel, author Kate Brian tells the story of sophomore Carrie Fitzgerald, who has the perfect life: she’s a pretty, popular, straight-A student who’s dating the cutest guy in the school. However, this is all because of the lucky T-shirt her father bought her in Morocco. As soon as her mother donates the shirt to a clothing drive, everything starts to fall apart. Could life be worse? The shirt, of all places, is now in India. Carrie must of course track it down, ev ...more
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Kate Brian is the author of the SHADOWLANDS TRILOGY (SHADOWLANDS, HEREAFTER & ENDLESS), as well as the New York Times bestselling PRIVATE and PRIVILEGE series, and the wildly popular MEGAN MEADE'S GUIDE TO THE MCGOWAN BOYS. She also writes teen fiction under the name Kieran Scott.
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