The Lucky List by Rachael Lippincott
Emily and her mum were always lucky. But Emily’s mum’s luck ran out three years ago when she succumbed to cancer. Now, the summer before her senior year, things are worse than ever. Emily has wrecked things with her boyfriend, Matt, and her dad is selling the house she grew up in. The only person she has to talk to is Blake, a girl she barely knows since she moved back to town five seconds ago.
But that’s when Emily finds her mum’s senior year summer bucket list. When Blake suggests that Emily take it on as a challenge, the two set off on a journey to help Emily face her fears over losing her connection to her mum. As she starts to feel closer to her mother, her bond with Blake deepens into something she wasn’t expecting. And suddenly Emily must face another fear: accepting the secret part of herself she never got a chance to share with the person who knew her best.
Trigger & Content Warnings:
- Coming out themes
- Death of a mother to cancer recounted