Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I Am Lucky Bird Blog Tour *Giveaway*

I Am Lucky Bird by Fleur Philips

About The Book:
When her mother mysteriously vanishes from the small town of Plains, Montana, 12-year-old Lucky Bird’s childhood comes to an abrupt end. Left to defend herself against her suddenly abusive grandmother, Marian, and forced to endure the twisted predatory games played out by Marian’s lover, Lucky soon finds herself trapped in a nightmare. Even when she manages to escape, the outside world can’t take away the brutal images of her past. Still haunted by her mother’s disappearance and the trauma that followed, Lucky is easily led down a path of self-destruction - a path that only the intervention of a young stranger and his family can guide her away from. But first, Lucky will have to confront her demons, and the dark truths kept hidden.

My Thoughts:
This is not a light and free coming of age story. There is darkness in this book, and it might be hard to read at times. But to get to the other side, you have to go through the darkness. I identified a lot with Lucky - she is human and real. This is a gripping story, and you won't be able to put the book down.

About The Author:
Fleur Philips is a graduate student at Antioch University in Los Angeles, pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing. She attended the University of Oregon in Eugene where she was awarded placement in the Kidd Tutorial Creative Writing Program. After a short-lived acting career (she was a “featured extra” on Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can), she completed three manuscripts. I Am Lucky Bird is her first novel and was selected as a general fiction finalist for the 2011 Book of the Year Award from ForeWord Reviews. She’s currently working on her second novel which will be released in the summer 2013. She lives in Upland, California, and when she’s not writing, she’s cheering for her son in his athletic endeavors.

Buy this book at I Am Lucky Bird on Amazon.
 
I received a complimentary review copy of this book from BookSparks PR in exchange for a review on my blog. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

19 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review I Am Lucky Bird, and for the great giveaway! Much appreciated! Fleur

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    This book sounds really good and I'd love to read it. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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