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Flutters and Flails

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How Lucky You Are

How Lucky You Are - Kristyn Kusek Lewis I'm trying to figure out how to describe how I feel about this book without giving too much away. I've been staring at my screen for a bit with no luck, so I'm just going to jump right in. How Lucky You Are is a story of perception and truth and friendship. Waverly, Kate, and Amy are three friends who know everything about each other, except for the secrets each one manages to keep. We are all guilty of it, seeing friends or neighbors and comparing our lives to theirs...the perfectly manicured lawns, the children playing quietly together, the vacations...wondering how they got so lucky. But are they really?Why do we keep the truth from the people we love? If they are such good friends, why can't we be honest? Why are we ashamed? Why is it so hard to ask for help? If you can't rely on your friends, what do you have?But when the secrets inevitably start to come out, that's when you figure out what is truly important. I feel like my review is lacking, but it truly is one of those books where you read it and nod and agree and "get it". I don't typically read books like this, sticking to my YA and erotica because I read to escape and the "problems" in those books don't usually hit close to home, but I'm so glad I read this one. It made me appreciate my chaotic household a little bit more and also reminded me that I have a few friends to call.I'm lucky to have them.As a quick end note, I would feel remiss if I didn't talk about the ending. At first, I was a little bit miffed that it wasn't tied up with a pretty pink bow. But after thinking about it for a bit, I sort of feel like maybe it was the perfect ending for the message of the story.