Monday, March 15, 2010
Lucky Chica, by Berta Platas
Uneven but fun chick lit. Rosie wins the lotto, shares it with her family, and doesn't know where to start enjoying her luck. Having grown up in poverty, and having recently lost her parents (she still has her cousin Cheeto and her Abuela), Rosie feels adrift as her grandmother sets off boldly on a cruise and Cheeto buys a party house. She heads to New York, to see what life is like outside of Atlanta, and runs into movie star Brad Merrit at the hotel she stays at. This is, unfortunately, where the book ran into trouble, but Rosie's pluck and the strong secondary characters kept me to the (all too predictable) ending.