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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lucy in the Sky Review

Lucy in the Sky

Written by Anonymous
# of pages: 267

Average Rating: 3.94/5
My Rating: 2/5

Read in August 2013

Summary according to goodreads

The author of this diary began journaling on her sixteenth birthday. She lived in an upper middle class neighborhood in Santa Monica with her mom, dad, and Berkeley-bound older brother. She was a good girl, living a good life...but one party changed everything. One party, where she took one taste—and liked it. Really liked it. Social drinking and drugging lead to more, faster, harder... She convinced herself that she was no different from anyone else who liked to party. But the evidence indicates otherwise: Soon she was she hanging out with an edgy crowd, blowing off school and everything she used to care about, all to find her next high.But what goes up must come down, and everything—from her first swig, to her last breath—is chronicled in the diary she left behind.

My Thoughts

For reasons I don't understand, I enjoy reading novels that are drug or addiction related. Lucy in the Sky is not one of the best stories I have read from this genre. Since this was a short novel and written in diary form, I thought that this would be a quick read - sadly that was not the case. It took me a while to get into this story, which made it less enjoyable for me from the very beginning. 

I believe that character development is important in a good novel, but sadly I thought that this book was lacking it. There were times when I thought the main character would get her act together, but she ended up getting herself into more trouble. 

After having previously read Go Ask Alice by another "anonymous" author, I felt that this story was very similar. That being said, I am very hesitant to pick up the other books related to this one, such as Jay's Journal. Overall, this book was just okay for me. 

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