Drama

One Lucky Day by Bill Whiting

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I found this an odd book to review. As I flew through the narrative, it took me a couple of separate sittings to read; I kept wondering who the target audience was.
The lead protagonist has had a tough life until he unwittingly rescues a pig. The tone of the narrative and the simplicity in the descriptions led me to believe that this might be a book targeting a younger audience. I held on to this thought till the supporting cast frequently swore (something I personally do not enjoy either), and there was also a discussion about the romantic relationships that Robert engages in. If that is taken out, it will work well with children. As an adult, I felt a little weirded out by the way the story was being told. I liked the content, though. It is a very positive arc, which is also believable with the details provided for Robert.
We have the pig leading Robert to a life connected with people who will teach him to live life better than he knew was possible. It is a satisfying book with some sad moments, other happier ones.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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