Published October 10, 2006
by AuthorHouse .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||36|
An Amazon Best Book of January Lucky Boy presents two very different American stories, tied together by the fate of a child. When Soli Castro-Valdez leaves her small Mexican village for the United States, she endures the difficult journey but arrives pregnant and undocumented/5(). Reading guide for Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran - discussion guide for book clubs. Lucky Boy fills this vacuum well. At its heart, Lucky Boy is an immigration story. On one side is Solimar, affectionately known as Soli. She lives in the dirt-poor town of Popocalco in Mexico, where the Santa Clara is the patron saint of television and eye disease, and everybody is in a . Book Discussion Questions: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran. Posted Ma by Jenny, Readers' Advisor. Title: Lucky Boy Author: Shanthi Sekaran Page Count: pages Genre: Literary Fiction, Multiple Perspectives Tone: Sympathetic, Moving Summary: A wrenching emotional battle ensues between Soli, an undocumented Mexican single mother, and Kavya, an Indian-American chef .
The novel Lucky Boy focuses on two women and two very different pictures of immigration. In one story, year-old Soli enters the U.S. from Mexico without papers. In the other, an Indian-American. SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran. Lucky Boy is Shanthi Sekaran’s novel that follows two mothers who are bound together. About Lucky Boy. A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. “Sekaran has written a page-turner that’s touching and all too real.”—People “A fiercely compassionate story about the bonds and the bounds of motherhood and, ultimately, of love.”. Lucky Boy resonates, raising important questions about our society and our responsibility to those who seek the American dream, even as it forces you to ask, “What would I do?” This is a multidimensional story with lots of emotion, humor and love, and .
Lucky Boy Shanthi Sekaran, Penguin Publishing pp. ISBN Summary Eighteen years old and fizzing with optimism, Solimar Castro-Valdez embarks on a perilous journey across the Mexican border. Lucky Boy - An Epic immigrant struggle in America. Beautifully written! Wonderfully narrated, both the Mexican voices and the Indian voices. It was hard to put it down. Shanti Sekaran is a very talented writer. 2 people found this helpful. A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. “Sekaran has written a page-turner that’s touching and all too real.”—People “Heart-rending and ’s something for everyone in this wonderful novel.”—Celeste Ng, Little Fires Everywhere/5(15). The heartbreaking journeys of these two women, bound by love of the baby boy, are the center of the novel. Sekaran is a master of drawing detailed, richly layered characters and relationships; here are the subtly nuanced lines of love and expectation between parents and children; here, too are moments of great depth and insight.