LUCKY B*STARD

LUCKY B STARD Anyone can wake up feeling happy But we need an outlier to feel lucky Now would be a good time to mention how much of a stubborn S O B I am Let s just say I have an extraordinary talent of making my l

  • Title: LUCKY B*STARD
  • Author: Christian Cianci
  • ISBN: 9780997205022
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • Anyone can wake up feeling happy But we need an outlier to feel lucky Now would be a good time to mention how much of a stubborn S.O.B I am Let s just say I have an extraordinary talent of making my life harder than it has to be So when I was sentenced to Juvenile Detention, followed by an In patient rehab program I can t really say I was that surprised I landed in jAnyone can wake up feeling happy But we need an outlier to feel lucky Now would be a good time to mention how much of a stubborn S.O.B I am Let s just say I have an extraordinary talent of making my life harder than it has to be So when I was sentenced to Juvenile Detention, followed by an In patient rehab program I can t really say I was that surprised I landed in juvie as a 17 year old high school dropout My hobbies included selling weed, smoking pot, and sleeping until 3 o clock in the afternoon I wish I could tell you I was a product of my environment It would definitely help justify things a little better But, that just simply isn t the case I grew up comfortably in the suburbs of New Jersey I went to a decent public school and came from a fairly normal family, if there is such a thing The kids my age were all busy applying to colleges The only real worry anyone had was what are we doing this weekend But no, not Lucas He s waiting in line for a bologna sandwich, hoping not to get shanked with a spork from the inmate behind him The only recruiter that ever paid me a visit, belonged to a bootleg Aryan Brotherhood I ll get to that later The bottom line is, I had just over 9 months of idle time to figure out how I went from a straight A hero to a drug dealing zero Every day I asked myself Where the F did I go wrong Lucky B stard is a coming of age tale about a boy named Lucas This is his fight of perseverance, second chances and of course, luck.

    102 Comment

    • Kenny says:

      I need to preface this review by letting you know the author gave me a copy of his book for a fair and honest review.I was extremely impressed with LUCKY B*STARD, by first time novelist, Christian Cianci. Cianci writes with a raw, brutal honesty and passion that is rare these days. He held nothing back in describing Lucky's descent into addiction. He also wrote beautifully of the humanity that Lucky encountered in juvie and the horrors of a for profit rehab center. What struck me most is the uni [...]

    • Vicki says:

      This book carried us through Lucas' growing addiction and bad choices, all with the intent and purpose of being popular, liked, respected, and admired. There were so many chances for Lucas Mancini to get the help he needed, but being a lucky b*stard, he always skimmed by without getting caught. Until he did. Then he had to learn to face life in a restricted area with no one trustworthy to lean on. The tales this guy told, while brazen and over the top, were believable to those that wanted to bel [...]

    • Andrew says:

      A bright young man from a loving family and decent schools, Lucas opts for an adolescent life of petty crime and idle mischief. Which is not a disaster in itself – the fact that he is a pretty bad criminal, however, is…“Lucky Bastard” is the story of Lucas, an aimless teenager that somehow finds himself in bad situations and making the most of criminal opportunities. This is a coming of age novel that somehow captures the rawness of the classics (Think “Adrian Mole” IS “The Catcher [...]

    • Sian B. Claven says:

      Anyone can wake up feeling happy. But we need an outlier to feel lucky. Now would be a good time to mention how much of a stubborn S.O.B I am. Let’s just say I have an extraordinary talent of making my life harder than it has to be. So when I was sentenced to Juvenile Detention, followed by an In-patient rehab program. I can't really say I was that surprised. I landed in juvie as a 17 year old high school dropout. My hobbies included selling weed, smoking pot, and sleeping until 3 o' clock in [...]

    • Robyn says:

      3 StarsThe BookLucas finds himself entering into a world many teenagers find themselves encountering at some or other point. Peer pressure, drugs, a desire to prove that he is one of the top dogs really. The problem lies in Lucas' inability to maintain control over his desire to be considered the 'main man', Mr Badass, who somehow always seems to be able to slip out of sticky situations. That is until the day comes that he can't. Having stepped on one too many toes, and having one too many lucky [...]

    • Paula van der Riet says:

      Lucky B*stard was a very enjoyable read. It is a story about young Lucas, a memoir that brings back the turmoil of adolescence - except that Lucas really takes it to the max!

    • Richard Mactough says:

      The novel touches on many subjects such as peer pressure, addiction, and the landscape of rebuilding for a better life. Cianci is tone and dialogue on being from New Jersey and speaking the language of Teenagers is genuinely accurate and realistic. There are some incomplete sentences, but overall, it is an enjoyable read.

    • John Papadopoulos says:

      *4.5* Stars! I finished this in one sitting. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved Lucas's journey and how his mindset and character was developing and changing throughout time. I want to give him a hug and tell him how happy he made feel at the end! Excellent!

    • Cori Nichols says:

      I was given this book for free, for an honest review.This coming of age story is a bit different then some that I have read. It was believable, it had heart, and it didn't turn out super perfect in the end. I really enjoyed the book. There were times I heard my self say, "You have to be kidding me", quite a few times. The pacing in the book was really good. I never felt that things were being dragged out or that they were going to fast to keep up with. If you want to read my full review; journey [...]

    • John says:

      WOW! What an interesting book that I have to say I really enjoyed. AsI started reading this I noticed that "Vicki'", "Andrew" and "Twombie's" reviews was spot on. I would rate it a solid 4.5 Stars and look forward to reading other works by Christian Cianci. I won this great book on GoodReads and like I do with most my wins I will be paying it forward by giving my win either to a friend or library to enjoy

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