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The Lucky Ones

(2020)
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For fans of Thirteen Reasons Why, This Is How It Ends, and All the Bright Places, comes a new novel about life after. How do you put yourself back together when it seems like you've lost it all?

May is a survivor. But she doesn't feel like one. She feels angry. And lost. And alone. Eleven months after the school shooting that killed her twin brother, May still doesn't know why she was the only one to walk out of the band room that day. No one gets what she went through--no one saw and heard what she did. No one can possibly understand how it feels to be her.

Zach lost his old life when his mother decided to defend the shooter. His girlfriend dumped him, his friends bailed, and now he spends his time hanging out with his little sister...and the one faithful friend who stuck around. His best friend is needy and demanding, but he won't let Zach disappear into himself. Which is how Zach ends up at band practice that night. The same night May goes with her best friend to audition for a new band.

Which is how May meets Zach. And how Zach meets May. And how both might figure out that surviving could be an option after all.

"A must-read for fans of Thirteen Reasons Why and This Is How It Ends."--Paste Magazine

"A gripping, emotional, suspenseful, and ultimately hopeful story about loss, survivor's guilt, and learning to find love and trust again. Put The Lucky Ones on your 2020 TBR list--you do NOT want to miss it!" --Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying

"A harrowing and beautifully told story about how far the tentacles of tragedy can reach. May's story of grief, survival, and reckoning is tenderly and honestly explored. A simply stunning debut." --Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"Exploding with raw anger, and underneath it all, a deep, driving ache, this debut is a reminder to hug those we love, and not take a single second we have with them for granted. Highly, highly recommend." - Kelly Coon

"A harrowing and beautifully told story about how far the tentacles of tragedy can reach. May's story of grief, survival, and reckoning is tenderly and honestly explored. A simply stunning debut." - Kathleen Glasgow

"Goodness. This story made me ugly cry next to strangers on an airplane. The Lucky Ones is so beautiful and important. As a teacher, mother, author, and human being, I say thank you to Liz Lawson for tackling a horrible reality in such a heartfelt and lovely way." - Erin Hahn

"A gripping, emotional, suspenseful, and ultimately hopeful story about loss, survivor's guilt, and learning to find love and trust again. Put The Lucky Ones on your 2020 TBR list--you do NOT want to miss it!" - Karen M McManus

"The Lucky Ones takes a subject that has become tragically familiar and manages to tell the untold story. Liz Lawson deftly explores grief and trauma, but she always threads it through with hope and love. This is a beautiful and necessary book." - Lauren Morrill

"Liz Lawson writes as a listener first, allowing her characters to fill the pages of The Lucky Ones with their vibrant, unique voices as they take up the space they (and Lawson) demand for themselves, for their humanity, for their lives." - Will Walton


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April 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lucky Ones
Author(s): Liz Lawson
ISBN: 0-593-11849-9 / 978-0-593-11849-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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April 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Lucky Ones
Author(s): Liz Lawson
ISBN: 0-593-11850-2 / 978-0-593-11850-4 (USA edition)
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March 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lucky Ones
Author(s): Liz Lawson
ISBN: 0-593-11852-9 / 978-0-593-11852-8 (USA edition)
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April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lucky Ones
Author(s): Liz Lawson
ISBN: 0-593-17546-8 / 978-0-593-17546-0 (USA edition)
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April 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lucky Ones
Author(s): Liz Lawson
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April 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Lucky Ones
Author(s): Liz Lawson
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Title: The Lucky Ones
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Title: The Lucky Ones
Author(s): Liz Lawson
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April 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lucky Ones
Author(s): Liz Lawson
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