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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Their snarling and lucjy reactions to David. Although, the romance part of this book was one of my favorite parts. No one’s personal essay is that good enough to get one out of the most talented group of kids into Stanford. Would you do what was expected of you or what you wanted to do?

Now, this book is really close to being my favorite of all time, but it’s missing a proper resolution. Oct 08, Greg rated it liked it.

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His relationship with his current girlfriend is also threatened by his developing crush on his co-star Vanessa. David Ellison dreams of acting at Julliard, but he’s expected to attend nearby Stanford University, just like all of his classmates at hard-driving Oak Fields Prep.

He’s a decent enough guy but he’s also slightly egotistical and his attitude doesn’t begin to change until a series of anonymous attacks on his fellow students begin to take place. He does so many clueless guy things, and lets be honest its not only funny, but at time guys really are.

So this is going to be a tad on the long side. When he was younger, David Ellison was cast in a small, local commercial and got bit by the acting bug. The two of them used to be best friends as But overall I think I’m left feeling there was just He gave us a realistic ending, and when I closed the book, I felt like David was a little more mature, but still have room to grow. This isn’t your book. If you don’t have luck then you don’t try your hardest at what you do the best. At the same time, the book kind of jumped all over the place, and the transition from scene to scene could have been smoother.


Now, that corrt his only focus in life. When the book is jumping around it is able to capture the real truths behind the high school experience with the drama. I thought this book would be some light, fluffy read about a boy who wants to go to Juilliard, but his parents are against it but in the end, it all works out and everyone realizes that he will be the next Johnny Depp Looking for a particular type ludky book?

Though suffering always appears imminent, David’s emotional pain is limited to angsting over his unrequited love and potentially college-free future. David makes so many mistakes along this journey, ones that some of us can relate to.

Lucky Fools by Coert Voorhees

It broke my heart at times to watch him flail and ruin himself, but at the same time I was so impressed with how well his character was executed. Latest Book Listings Added. Highschool hi-jinks, and the performing arts?

I think the author did a good job of representing those groups without dipping into the cliches a whole lot. They find their way out and there is a lot of people outside of the building. David is in his senior of high school and his dream is to be an actor but his family wants him to go to Stanford.


Like is different than love, and all that jazz. My family doesn’t have the money to even consider sending us to Stanford or Juilliard, and I don’t know anyone at all who has that kind of money. And even the artist is an empty threat as his voirhees her identity is never revealed and casually dismissed at novel’s end.

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He does not know anyone one so he just cant find anyone to help him. Jul 11, Katy rated it really liked it.

He goes off and tries to find where to go and he got lost again. My thoughts are my own. David has his heart set on pursuing a career in acting by going to Juliard, but coming from a fancy prep school, everyone expects him to go to Stanford University with all of his classmates. David Ellison is a senior at a New England prep school.

When the school announces that only one student from each high-school can be accepted to the college the pressure on David gets even worse. Then, I realized that the reason being that none of the characters were really memorable.

These parties take up around fifty percent of the book. Kim Baccellia, Staff Reviewer.