Love, Lucas

· Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
4.9
37 reviews
Ebook
280
Pages

About this ebook

A 2015 Whitney Award Nominee!

A powerful story of loss, second chances, and first love, reminiscent of Sarah Dessen and John Green.

When Oakley Nelson loses her older brother, Lucas, to cancer, she thinks she’ll never recover. Between her parents’ arguing and the battle she’s fighting with depression, she feels nothing inside but a hollow emptiness. When Mom suggests they spend a few months in California with Aunt Jo, Oakley isn’t sure a change of scenery will alter anything, but she’s willing to give it a try.

In California, Oakley discovers a sort of safety and freedom in Aunt Jo’s beach house. Once they’re settled, Mom hands her a notebook full of letters addressed to her—from Lucas. As Oakley reads one each day, she realizes how much he loved her, and each letter challenges her to be better and to continue to enjoy her life. He wants her to move on.

If only it were that easy.

But then a surfer named Carson comes into her life, and Oakley is blindsided. He makes her feel again. As she lets him in, she is surprised by how much she cares for him, and that’s when things get complicated. How can she fall in love and be happy when Lucas never got the chance to do those very same things?

With her brother’s dying words as guidance, Oakley knows she must learn to listen and trust again. But will she have to leave the past behind to find happiness in the future?

Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Ratings and reviews

4.9
37 reviews
Casi Green
November 10, 2015
I read this book and it's amazing! I love it I'd recommend it to anyone who likes to read. I will read it again. Lol. This book was just amazing. That's the only word I think to describe this book. Also, I can relate to the book in many a different ways. I do not mean by losing someone due to death, but Oakley's feelings and the way her and Carson are just so...I don't know how to describe it. Once again this book is tryuly AMAZING!
Miyazaki Takaji (Miyazaki_Gurl142)
March 23, 2016
This book tells a life of a girl who discovers alot of things and has an adventure. Read it it's amazing 😍😜👍👌
Stephanie Vibes
March 7, 2017
At a few parts i actually cried. Was a really good read, but went too quickly :( Needs to be a sequel!
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About the author

Chantele Sedgwick is a young adult author, harpist, and major book nerd. She loves happy endings, Kit Kats, and (judging by her bookshelves) buying way too many books. She is the author of Not Your Average Fairy Tale and Not Your Average Happy Ending. She resides in Roy, Utah, with her husband and four children.

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