Lucky is a story that describes how cruel people can be. The author tells us how he thinks we should deal with such cruelty.

Educational Themes:

The story offers a means of opening discussions with teens about sexuality.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
12 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
10 to 13
Age of child:
Teen STAR Review Team, Be the Star You Are!™
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. It takes a little bit to adjust to the language/slang.
Young Reader Reaction:

It is easy for teens to relate to what the author is saying. I would not recommend this book to children, but to very mature teenagers. It would be a little hard to understand being a younger child. This book is easy for teens to relate to what the author is saying.


It is an interesting, well written book that shows teenagers to look past labels and find the true personality of a person.


Although a young adult novel, it demands that the readers have a mature outlook on life.

Title Lucky
Author Eddie De Oliveira
Publisher Scholastic Inc. © 2004
ISBN 0439546559
Material Hard Cover
Genres Family, Young Adult, Friendship, Multicultural
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