“We need art to remind us that the struggle is worth something. That will never change.”
Josie Saint-Martin relocates back to her hometown with her flighty single mother to care for the family bookstore while her aunt and grandmother are away for a year. Josie reunites with her former childhood best friend turned local bad boy, Lucky Karras.
Chasing Lucky is a story of grief, healing, and reconnecting. While I liked the personal connections in the story and seeing the complex family ties in a small town, I found the characters themselves to be a little lacking so I didn’t really connect with it in the way I wanted too. I liked Josie and her photography, and I liked seeing her reconnect with Lucky, but everything else was a little surface level for me. Nothing really stood out or has stayed with me since I finished this a couple days ago and I didn’t get quite the emotional punch I was looking for. And I also really didn’t like Josie’s cousin Evie, or her scumbag boyfriend Andrew. Definitely a deadweight in the story. But overall, this was still an enjoyable read overall, and I will continue to pick up Jenn Bennett books in the future.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.