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Gettin' Lucky
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Gettin' Lucky

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by Micol Ostow
 

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Looking for love in Las Vegas...

Cass Parker is a big believer in luck, fate, and all things cosmic. So she's devastated when she walks in on her supposed best friend macking with Jesse, the guy she's in total "like" with. Talk about bad karma. Vegas is just full of cheaters, Cass concludes -- even the locals.

Cass refuses to sulk. She

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Looking for love in Las Vegas...

Cass Parker is a big believer in luck, fate, and all things cosmic. So she's devastated when she walks in on her supposed best friend macking with Jesse, the guy she's in total "like" with. Talk about bad karma. Vegas is just full of cheaters, Cass concludes -- even the locals.

Cass refuses to sulk. She finds new friends and even gets invited to their weekly poker night -- totally casual and not-for-profit, of course. They seem pretty chill, and Cass definitely needs to get out more. So after consulting her horoscope, she gets in the game.

But when Jesse turns up for a final showdown, it turns out that Cass isn't so good at bluffing -- not when it comes to matters of the heart....

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School Library Journal

Gr 6-9
Cass lives a glamorous Las Vegas life and seems to have everything going for her. Her best friend is the most popular girl in school, her boyfriend is a cute über-jock, and she gets along with her single dad. All of this changes when she catches her best friend and boyfriend kissing. Despite her anger and embarrassment, she makes a new circle of friends, learns to play poker, and spends time with the first boy to cross her path. Her new friends teach her to stand up for herself and they conspire to catch the ex-boyfriend cheating at cards. Characters aren't complex, but the book doesn't fall into the trap of Nice Girls vs. Mean Girls. Cass graciously accepts her apologetic friend back, and readers will respect her decision not to reunite with the boyfriend. Cass's narration sounds like a real teen without getting bogged down in trendy slang. Readers knowledgeable about poker will enjoy the detailed descriptions; others may skim them. Physical descriptions are also very detailed, complete with brand names. This light fluff is for young teens who would rather put on lip gloss than read.
—Amelia JenkinsCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416935360
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
04/24/2007
Series:
Romantic Comedies Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Micol Ostow is half Puerto Rican, half Jewish, half student, half writer, half chocolate, half peanut butter. When she is under deadline, she is often half asleep. She believes that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts except in the case of Chubby Hubby ice cream. She lives in New York City where she reads, runs, and drinks way too much coffee. Learn more at www.micolostow.com.

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Gettin' Lucky 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great! Perfect any girl who has ever been cheated on! Can't wait to read the next book Micol Ostow comes out with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book. It is like comfort food, something to read on a cold and raint day to make you feel better
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
The story here is not that shocking or remarkable. Cass's boyfriend, Jesse, cheats on her with her best friend, therefore ruining her entire life. However, predictably, she finds new friends, a new hobby (poker, of course--she lives in Las Vegas!), and maybe even a new guy.

What makes GETTIN' LUCKY special is the awesome Las Vegas-poker twist on what is a fairly typical teen romance! That kept my attention througout the book, although there were occasional dull bits in this novel.

Micol Ostow, however, is a good writer, who manages to make her characters realistic and interesting.

GETTIN' LUCKY is definitely worth reading!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The story here is not that shocking or remarkable. Cass's boyfriend, Jesse, cheats on her with her best friend, therefore ruining her entire life. However, predictably, she finds new friends, a new hobby (poker, of course--she lives in Las Vegas!), and maybe even a new guy. What makes GETTIN' LUCKY special is the awesome Las Vegas-poker twist on what is a fairly typical teen romance! That kept my attention througout the book, although there were occasional dull bits in this novel. Micol Ostow, however, is a good writer, who manages to make her characters realistic and interesting. GETTIN' LUCKY is definitely worth reading! **Reviewed by: Jocelyn Pearce