Debbie G, Reviewer
This review is also posted on my blog: http://debbiesbooknook.com/book-reviews.html I had high expectations for Lucky Boy, but towards the end it wasn’t as captivating and I struggled to finish it. The story started off great and was incredibly thought-provoking, but I felt some of the events were a bit unrealistic. However, the author, Shanthi Sekaran is a gifted writer and I appreciated her vivid details and intricate characters. The novel is about two women, Solimar Castro Valdez, an undocumented young woman from Mexico and Kavya Reddy, an Indian-American woman and their immense love for you guessed it - a lucky boy named Ignacio. The novel deals with heavy duty issues that include: immigration, detention, infertility, adoption, and motherhood. I recommend this book to anyone interested in learning more about any of the issues listed above. I would like to thank NetGalley, Shanthi Sekaran and Putnam books for an advanced e-copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.