I read this when it first came out and just finished rereading it. Lucky is every bit as good as I remembered it! Once you get past the horrific first 15 pages where she describes her rape the book becomes a monumental description of survival that would touch any reader. I highly recommend it to readers 14+ with the caveat that teen readers are made aware of the graphic nature of the book. As an adult I found myself weeping when she describes moments in her life.