This story is about John Wilson who has no talents or aspirations. He is certain that he will never live up to his parents’ expectations. He’s forever stuck in the shadows of his quarterback older brother and his multi-talented younger sister. However, just as he comes to accept his dull existence, a series of both extraordinary and devastating events change John’s life forever. John goes on a journey that turns out to be anything but ordinary as he embraces his own destiny in this adventurous and inspirational story of love, loss, and loyalty. As it turns out, anything is possible
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About the Author
Gerry Orz is 15 years old writer and filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. Gerry is dreaming about writing bestsellers and directing feature films in the future. His short films have already screened at multiple festivals and some received a commercial distribution. Gerry started writing at the age of 5 and produced his first short film when he was 8. He is currently attending High School
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Richard Allan Jones for Readers' Favorite Lucky or Not, Here I Come covers eighty years in the life of John Wilson, the luckiest man in the world, as told by his sister, Jenny Will. This book is truly a saga and almost unbelievable that it was written by Gerry Orz, a fifteen-year-old writer and filmmaker from Los Angeles, California. The story and scenes displayed knowledge of business, boardrooms, emotions, and relationships far beyond the author's actual age. At first, I was bothered by the leaps in time, but if Gerry hadn't done that, Lucky or Not, Here I Come would be 900 pages long. Is it likely that one man could survive so many tragedies -- plane, boat, train, car crashes -- and be the sole survivor? Yes. Smashed by a falling tree, win a multi-million dollar lottery, find love twice, and live in Hawaii…maybe. Having people blame John as the cause of all these accidents, not so much. The action scenes are very well done in this novel, as are the character and location descriptions. The rest of the scenes are like a soap opera, a slice of life, ordinary happenings, somewhat interesting. The one constant, besides John, through the book was “the business.” In the last part of the book, the business included an entrepreneurial incubator and the recovery and re-purposing of a Los Angeles landmark. The ending tied up all the story lines neatly and even set up a sequel with John’s son, Eric, prepared to take over the reins. I don’t know if this is Gerry’s first novel or not, but there were many things I liked about this story and his writing shows a lot of promise.
I was shocked after the very first 20 pages at how well the story was written by such a young man. I also expected to find a book for a younger audience and was again surprised at its maturity. The more I read, the more I loved and related to characters. The story is well thought out, events in the book are very true to life and ending is unexpected. This book made me think about my own life and choices I made. I recommend it as a great read for the entire family