Kid’s Book Review: With a Little Luck

Kid’s Book Review: With a Little Luck

About the Book and Author

Jude is determined to fly under the radar. He just wants to draw his comics, host regular D&D nights with his friends, work at his parents’ vinyl record store, and escape high school as unscathed as possible. That is, until the night he comes across a mysterious twenty-sided dice and finds himself inexplicably gifted with a bout of supernatural good luck.

Suddenly, everything Jude has ever wanted is within reach and for a few blissful weeks, he feels invincible.

But when he loses the magic dice at a local music festival, his luck takes a turn for the worse. He struggles to reclaim his good fortune while fighting off long-buried feelings for his best friend – who is definitely not the girl he’s supposed to be in love with. Can Jude risk stepping into the spotlight long enough to win the true girl of his dreams?

Marissa Meyer is the author of The Lunar Chronicles, Heartless, The Renegades Trilogy, and Instant Karma, as well as the graphic novel duology Wires and Nerve. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Pacific Lutheran University, a MA in Publishing from Pace University and lives in the USA. In addition to writing, Marissa hosts The Happy Writer podcast.

You can find out ore about her other books on her website.


Book Review

this book is a good choice for any enjoyers of teen romance

I have been looking for the chance to read another book by Marissa Meyer since my review of ‘Gilded’, and ‘With a Little Luck’ did not disappoint.

The main character is a teenager called Jude, who helps his parents run their vinyl record shop and enjoys playing D&D with his friends. He has spent most of his life trying to go unnoticed, until he is gifted with supernatural good luck and his quiet life is turned upside down.

With his new luck, Jude wins a pair of concert tickets which he uses to ask out Maya, a girl he has liked for years. But his good fortune can’t last forever, so how will things work out when Jude’s luck begins to take a turn for the worst?

The story is so well written, with believable characters and a brilliant plot. This book is a good choice for any enjoyers of teen romance, and fans are sure to enjoy the various Star Wars and Star Trek references.

I have greatly enjoyed ‘With a Little Luck’, and it really is a must-read for any Marissa Meyer fan.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Margaret
  • Age: 14 years
  • Likes: reading, fossil hunting and writing
  • Dislikes: seafood and stir-fry
  • Favourite Book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Favourite Film: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Favourite Song: Aberdaron by The Trials of Cato