How do you change your luck? Katherine Center’s marvelously entertaining and poignant new novel is about choosing to look for happiness—and maybe getting lucky enough to find it.
Sarah Harper isn’t sure if the stupid decisions she sometimes makes are good choices in disguise—or if they’re really just stupid. But either way, after forwarding an inappropriate email to her entire company, she suddenly finds herself out of a job.
So she goes home to Houston—and her sister, Mackie—for Thanksgiving. But before Sarah can share her troubles with her sister, she learns that Mackie has some woes of her own: After years of trying, Mackie’s given up on having a baby—and plans to sell on eBay the entire nursery she’s set up. Which gives Sarah a brilliant idea—an idea that could fix everyone’s problems. An idea that gives Sarah the chance to take care of her big sister for once—instead of the other way around.
But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. After a decade away, Sarah is forced to confront one ghost from her past after another: the father she’s lost touch with, the memories of her mother, the sweet guy she dumped horribly in high school. Soon everything that matters is on the line—and Sarah can only hope that by changing her life she has changed her luck, too.
Oh boy did I ever LOVE this book. The author's voice was just perfect, honest, frank, silly and utterly hilarious. I just loved the way she wrote and the way Sarah came across. I couldn't get enough of Sarah and her friends and family. After I finished the book I just held it and smiled.
The situations Sarah found herself in were so quirky and original that I couldn't help but fall in love with the book from pretty much page one. Sarah's relationship with her sister Mackie was just this beautiful thing, how they come together, drift apart and come back together like the most connected sisters do. And Sarah's high school boyfriend Everett, that she dropped for another guy... and encounters again all these years later. Their interactions are so awkward and flirty, it was just so cute.
The dialogue was beyond entertaining and the cast of secondary characters was unforgettable. Just thinking about the book while writing this review has me laughing and remembering what a great time I had reading this book, it was so eccentric and original, what's not to like. It had this perfectly unperfect quality that rang so true for me.
I would highly recommend this one! Will definitely be checking out Center's other books!
Get Lucky was released yesterday, April 6th 2010
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Review copy provided by the publisher
TLC Book Tours