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Love, Lucas

    • 4.8 • 57 Ratings
    • $9.99
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Publisher Description

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.

Young Adult
May 5
Sky Pony
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
Sixth Grade

Customer Reviews

xmoanax ,


This book had it all from love or adventure or fear I also love how Lucas is gone but still is an important character!

Kya71505 ,


I had wanted to read this book for a long time. And now that I have, I can tell you that I am not disappointed. It was amazing and emotional and I can’t help but to want to read it again! It definitely takes the spot for my favorite book. I am so glad that I read it. I really do hope that they turn it into a movie. I would absolutely watch it with so hesitation. Honestly just an amazing book overall. Amazing job to the author.

homescaped is crap ,


Best book I’ve ever read. Interesting story line and characters you want to cling to. I’ve read this book like 9 times now

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