In this memoir, the bestselling author of "The Lovely Bones" and "The Almost Moon" describes the vicious rape and beating she suffered at the hands of a stranger and how it affected her life. After the assault, which happened when she was an eighteen-year-old freshman at Syracuse University, she went on to testify against her rapist. In the years that followed, she struggled to recover from the attack and adjust to the reactions of her family and friends.
Sebold is brutally honest about the details of the rape and how it devastated her and those around her, and watching her overcome the psychological effects is incredibly inspiring. However, I was just bored throughout a lot of "Lucky." Yes, I know that this makes me sounds like a horrible, unsympathetic person, but there it is. I felt like a lot of things were rehashed over and over. I found myself skimming over a lot of it. I think I would have liked it better as a shorter book or even a longish essay. Or maybe I just wasn't in the right mindset to read it right now.