Dear Lucy


How did I get it?:
Edelweiss- thanks to Simon & Schuster


Lucy is a young woman with an uncommon voice and an unusual way of looking at the world. She doesn’t understand why her mother has sent her to live with old Mister and Missus on their farm, but she knows she must never leave or her mother won’t be able to find her again.

Also living at the farm is a pregnant teenager named Samantha who tells conflicting stories about her past and quickly becomes Lucy’s only friend. When Samantha gives birth and her baby disappears, Lucy arms herself with Samantha’s diary—as well as a pet chicken named Jennifer—and embarks on a dangerous and exhilarating journey to reunite mother and child. With Dear Lucy, Julie Sarkissian has created an unforgettable new heroine of contemporary fiction whose original voice, exuberance, and bravery linger long after the final page.


I was intrigued by this book after reading the synopsis, so I was thrilled when I was approved to read it. Dear Lucy is a debut novel by Julie Sarkissian. I’d definitely read more from this author. The book is so easy to read, it takes you on an emotional journey. Lucy is such an endearing character. Lucy’s perspective on life is incredibly touching. I just thought she was a great character! Dear Lucy is a brilliantly written book with a touch of psychological thriller about it. It’s easily devoured because of its ambitious plot, you just want to keep reading to see what’s going to happen to Lucy and others around her. The character of the pet chicken is just fantastic! I can’t wait to read more from Julie Sarkissian.

Would I recommend it?:

Reading next:
Just What Kind Of Mother Are You?- Paula Daly

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