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The Lucky Ones by Anna Godbersen
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Jun 17, 14

bookshelves: sequels-series, bought, read-2014, completed-series
Read from June 11 to 17, 2014

Hooray! There's a synopsis now, along with the beautiful new cover. :) Can't wait!!!


Gee whiz, this series/trilogy was so delightfully fun and entertaining to read. I give it 4 stars simply because it didn't MOVE me (no tears, no big bouts of laughter) and there wasn't really much of a lesson to be learnt from reading these books. I enjoyed every page of this trilogy though; I guess I just love reading about horrible and vapid people (I mean, come on, I loved The Great Gatsby!.

I suppose if I expected more intelligence from these characters I would have been repulsed by some of their behaviour, but I just couldn't. I just read as is - I suppose this is what you'd call a guilty pleasure read. I was just coasting along, enjoying the ride, not really caring about the implications of what had happened. While none of the characters are REALLY likeable, with the exception of Max Darby for me - the girls each fall at some point, as with Charlie and other secondary characters, I was still invested in their stories and cared about where they ended up in the end. Because of the third person narrative I feel like my interest in these characters was more detached however, more that of an outsider looking in (kind of like a reality tv show viewer). The many romantic/sexual entanglements that these girls get themselves in was so... entertaining. I could not stop reading on!

The writing style is on-par with the previous books. Godbersen provides some description so the setting isn't a complete vacuum, the pacing was neither too fast nor too slow (in my opinion) and the overall plot was easy to follow and enjoyable. I loved the inclusion of the epilogue - it ties in with the prologue from Bright Young Things and it all kind of just makes sense. The ending kind of reminds me a little of (possibly spoiler-ish) (view spoiler).

My fascination in and utter obsession with the '20s Jazz Age started with The Great Gatsby. I read Bright Young Things in Sep-Oct 2010 (I remember because I was supposed to be studying for HSC but instead was engrossed in this book) which only fuelled my love for this rapidly changing and revolutionary era.
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Telia Yeah I kown!

Cass -  Words on Paper Geez, I keep forgetting the title of this one! THE LUCKY ONES THE LUCKY ONES THE LUCKY ONES. I must drill it into my head.

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