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The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson
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it was amazing

Hi there,

Now that ARCs are heading out into the world, I wanted to take a moment to write a quick note to readers.

Schools are now regularly equipped with metal detectors and security, and practice active shooter drills. As May McGintee says in this book, “Now they are one and the same, the frightening places and the daily places.” This is every day reality.

I wrote this book for all the kids who are faced with this reality, day in and out. I wrote it for the kids who have lived through the shootings that are mentioned above and the many other shootings that aren’t, and for those who fear that they might endure a similar fate someday. For those who have made their way through painful, heartbreaking times and managed to find their way through to the other side.

May’s story is one of pain and fear and loss, but also one of hope.

Without hope, we are lost.

Although the book is about the aftermath of a school shooting, there isn’t anything graphic described in relation to the event. A couple scenes where it mentions blood, but nothing on the page that depicts in a graphic way.

Stalking is alluded to a few times.
PTSD and survivors' guilt is dealt with throughout.
A character has two panic attacks
Mild bullying
One fight, but not described in any sort of graphic way
You do see the shooter in scene but he’s in jail.

I'm a HUGE fan of this book. ;)
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October 1, 2018 – Shelved
October 1, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read

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Courtney Cannot wait to read your book! Congratulations!


sophia | sophilozophy Looking forward to it 😊

Sarah I read it and I love it!!!

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