Fresh and interesting…The well-crafted family story offers an excellent stage for depicting the challenge facing every young adult—how to accept human responsibility and frailty as we go through life.
– The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
The Lucky Kind is an honest, powerful, and emotional look at family secrets and falling in love.
– Justine Magazine
Sheinmel deftly navigates the subtle complexities of her protagonist's concerns…Honest and compelling.
– School Library Journal
Sheinmel seems to have a strong connection with the teenage voice…quite masterful.
– The Atlanta Young Adult Literature Examiner
Sheinmel effectively uses a breezy, often humorous first-person voice
that’s deceptively slight in its handling of deep issues.
– Kirkus Reviews
Teen readers will be touched by the unexpected friendship and change of heart
that will help [Nick] put his life back together again.
A charming, entertaining read.
– The Tennessee Herald Citizen
An emotionally fulfilling romance…Any readers who enjoy passionate,
teenage romantic dramas should revel in The Lucky Kind.
A good story about first loves and family, this is a book both teenage boys and girls will relate to.
– Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Realistic…The Lucky Kind is sure to resonate with teen readers as they navigate their own journeys into adulthood and discover that their lives don’t have to be perfect to be the lucky kind.
– The Edmond Sun
A Bank Street Children's Book Committee Best Children's Books of the Year Selection