A rich kid fears he won’t realize his college dream in this sedate, bloodless drama . Lucky Fools. Coert Voorhees. BookPage review by Angela Leeper. Web Exclusive – July 06, Seventeen-year-old David Ellison and his fellow Oak Fields. Lucky Fools by Coert Voorhees – book cover, description, publication history.

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He has college and then the rest of his life for that. I was hoping it would be a good book to give to some of my teen readers as an exploration about making college choices and what your senior year can be like when the unknown is drawing near.

The author’s purpose of this book was to entertain the reader. He makes some dumb mistakes, and he grows as a person as he learns from them.

Lucky Fools by Coert Voorhees Book Reviews

The whole cast of high school characters are there. Colter was a fun character and i was always at first not sure if he was trust worthy because he seemed so out of place, in the midst of those aspiring high schoolers. The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary. Their snarling and their reactions to David. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Will David find out who it is?

I didn’t really like the main character David, but I found the supporting characters quite interesting.

That leaves the senior class up in arms and fighting each other for that coveted space at Stanford. David Ellison dreams of acting at Juilliard, but he’s expected to attend nearby Stanford University, just like all of his classmates at hard-driving Oak Fields Prep.

As things continue, David begins to assert his own narrative. Anyone who excels is a potential target, and David, the star of every play, could be next. Thank you to Hyperion and Netgalley for allowing me to read and review this book.


David, to me, was written so authentically. David doesn’t spell out any of his points, I had to figure them ovorhees from his story. View all 18 comments. His relationship with his father was especially well written. They find their way out and there is a lot of people outside of the building.

This is why I coertt connected to the book, he had college problems. He might have been my favorite. They try to find there way out and they don’t know where to go.

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The Key to Everything. But, I found all the characters even David to be underdeveloped. From the author of the highly praised The Brothers Torres comes a dangerously insightful book about enduring the pressures of high dools, surviving the ins and outs of love, and fighting for your dreams, no matter what. He does so many clueless guy things, and lets be honest its not only volrhees, but at time guys really are.

I watch my whole class go mad trying to secure their future, still not sure what I should be doing. The main character David wasn’t my favorite.

The other fifty percent is David’s romantic problems, should he choose between the prim-and-proper longtime girlfriend he has no interest in, or the hot female lead that he doesn’t speak to with the exception of their onstage makeout, and precedes to try and win her over through her brother. Although, the romance part of this book was one of my favorite parts.

The only drawback to his character was the lack of growth and dvelopment, except for the last few chapters of the book. The receive the news that Stanford will only be admitting one student from each school surrounding the college. It was a pretty good read and I would definitely recommend giving it a try.


There were other students whose achievements were more acclaimed and were more driven than David. He has a long time girlfriend that he still loves, but is starting to have feels for his co-star Vanessa. David Ellison dreams of acting at Juilliard, but he’s expected to attend nearby Stanford University, just like all of his classmates at hard-driving Oak Fields Prep.

You don’t get one of those very often. No trivia or quizzes yet. The secondary characters were good in this book as well. It also has the cute romance for anyone who loves reading romance as I do. Although, some things voorhfes seem to fit. Latest Book Listings Added.

Jen Top 10 Reviewer Voorheea all my reviews I go to a very competitive high school and every year the pressure keeps building and building. Dec 18, John Pastirzyk rated it really liked it Recommends it for: David will learn who his real friends are and what matters most.

The One-Percent setting, low physical and emotional stakes and too-tidy ending ensure that this is a must-read for only a select set of pretty white teens with problems.

As his life vporhees to slowly unravel, leaving David to wonder how things could possibly get any worse, “The Artist” strikes one final blow. SUCH a guy thing to do.