Lucky: A Memoir
by Alice Sebold
Paperback- $9.07

In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college ...

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  "Compelling story that raises many issues." by sachatz (see profile) 12/01/06

There are strong graphic images that may be hard for some people to read.

 
  "I enjoyed this better than Lovely Bones" by Wits-End (see profile) 03/07/07

I found Lucky to be more interesting than Lovely Bones. Maybe the reason is the story was the author's memoir.

 
  "Lucky" by pemberliegh (see profile) 08/17/10

This was a challenge. It was an uncomfortable read and for that reason I cannot say that I enjoyed it, but I'm not sorry I read it, either. I have no problem with hypothetical violence. Because it is fictional I can hold on to the fact that the incident, whatever it is, never really happened, but this book is the memoir of a rape survivor and she does not pull her punches - nor should she. It is an honest depiction of her experiences before, during, and after a brutal assault and how it affected her and those around her.

 
  "Difficult Subject, Great Discussion" by kamj3 (see profile) 08/21/10

The book is called a memoir, but it really only focuses on the topic of rape and the role it played in the author's life. Any group considering this should know it is very graphic and detailed. If you do decide to read it, I doubt you will regret it though because it's blunt style forces you to examine a topic most pretend doesn't exist and will give your group a chance for some fantastic, deep, meaningful discussion.

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