This book was simply a masterpiece. The characters, the poetic writing, even the cover were beautifully made. Let's start off with our main character, Valora Luck, who is destined to be on the Titanic and sail across the sea to reach New York, where she hopes of joining the circus. I've read a lot of determined characters but no one can compete with Valora. Any obstacle that gets in her way on the Titanic, she finds a quick solution to solve it and even cracks a joke or two in her narration. She is smart, determined, and overall funny. Her main objective on the Titanic is to find her twin brother Jamie, convince him to join the circus with her, and be stars. Easy right? Unfortunately, this was not the case. It was difficult for her to convince him and Jamie thought the idea was insane and that they would never reach New York.
The last part I want to touch on is THE END!!! If you know the ending of the Titanic movie, you know that the end is very sad. Stacy Lee did an excellent job of making the ending one of the saddest ones I've ever read. (I even shed a tear or two) I will say, the end was bittersweet and I even had to read the chapter twice because I couldn't believe it.
If you're looking for a book with smart, determined characters, good writing, and a pinch of romance, Luck of the Titanic has all of that and more.