What if you could escape your life with just one click?Bullied by his brother and living in the shadow of his athletic best friend Jonah is crippled by self loathing and insecurity Then a mysterious stranger hands him a disposable camera with the power to transport him into someone else’s body—and someone else’s life But with a limited number of shots and trouble mounting click by click will this unhappy boy find a new life? Or will the secret he’s been keeping follow him wherever he goes? Richard Scrimger’s Lucky Jonah is a hilarious take on a Freaky Friday esque switcheroo with a major identity crisis


10 thoughts on “Lucky Jonah

  1. =t“y*vz{-wUB֫|;-zKb@{Xj, ̜!va< aG˙Ϲ5ܴY7^#@@@@@!Cpi+g]f\+DЙu4Ȍqk=B gyQ3ntS*7wtf_Lbb9i/¼ "#cfN|BFVF 'p PipNVG@$6N '%e4 o(AF[S9D:)v:eɬ @}H0ռ]wx,ܝ2NaKԆFou x%_.!"12 3A#$0BQa4Cq@@B3tm$&Z|KƤGPHᗛm;O5sXҠZX0ҡn;3 p)§p6dѺlkBl)XBXPREK&v(6M<WZ'A14'yk44a&/iw#Z>O0۸ľm*֌OR5 Pq2\7 Ҷ2k(Uc#pa+K>^'ң5-%_m}İ%#,OF8t}Z(̭rcٸCQ<Ι 8fgFxr:G>ƀ^-p/͖6L7ZO%\ 6IqX}-TD`9a1&ȪE eVWMt*M758 DgwDQLxPL_K7qsp*fڝ D{wL}s:m6NΜڱjUaq:x.0]:EЈ"dz+_0`3!' '6p'OgzO{C`6(9'&Sѩ3!GJ a3'$!3 ϧ2z{`WbrCq1NyWm pm*?'Vk }7vulfv0?;+I3| Ahm` ˥##|߹5l* eBfv1'#`g+7:AeM,=MzIgOq~xuֵU͚_RU65-S#SCyYnO [am= iilS˫Աllz455u,S]YqY63RfnsdkzjFORqiW6aD\),ԆuYbFimIc:8wѩ r5G]q|F?j ͌cx5e(Kbz}qC妫Ͷ>Wb%(+~z-5'{J@1A>3O.Nl Sžg$WvH&3ڂR@G//Mˌ"ju-uB _'Pc@ys{U n&-jib3&~堈s N&٦a|\D \2<;3誽BfJԖ:-_)kV+אVXMK;=`'N$o)`}S= `zj)199}1--n٫<IW5Jl<.:L,1_GZrkiթ\@=_T[ |h8[}vwbP1a20لvew5Ą`ʸSd*:* A:yXN$뉑f.BĂ ؕ0On MEXNf8IAld QǍ1T}MxnsF/LS1(VʼnNK/fOs!/D D HL@T GͫǙӣL2\XΰՓ 4taHjc6lN6ȹw-%Ѱ[K@r<U &4 e #!x+ =U$[a G"&1@{ox|V}A4}Y3Fk}Bn aqU1ⵉ>|vABmI(2  i)Gb8'3(Ƈ6s dwA@Juҁ{Cb T,U TAtRW@C E3-ج}?c.rwbur:WڛStO1LF3*yek~TL1"4oN'D8 !1AQa BRq"02@Sb@@O(̤#Jz(yl)GT;c1ڒouihhw:V6CG'rP\`ЩIQ<44TFM[ׯz54t6wNXlܞZ\WLJSm*L b#f*7^rݲ+K0Ur1 W+rCxYMwc[sm_n\lxcX#ClnDQЃVRK)d1̫{ȪvS Yc9&*.$1ex{$`av%3(q~󸟀 yEk\eCeS?,>S6x+9<7N9n}Ows+gs2DcgJqDK{R=w|ɞ~z}Apv*W.N%xt|.%])mBתtfFh`Kec|Ϙ|\yx ]%tWO{mЯdsGWN6}-ɥ f.FIyI~vK̪=iFC|5ej *d=N?#v^tLpk?$_2-Z^b2DyLH=*%..=擳vܧyvgGķ mk^+0c_Ok&-L%r9~()-eAO5l;Yh,s\Ԩv%J5verQ(fӡ0۬ *A}ac^Xs/ȎJ5C_-^}"y/O@^ayW] M4op==ڮ~`c `/2zKY̺ V;(UI77 qkӈvϔϦ kH2=lKuʆ.-q\أ.җT5x1"\r LO]^*iadBqw|$V97%rYFsP 4l !'0< XG. VZUk:}MKs'Υ*RK6P#W1g,iY/lQ*˒"',u|}Λ Hnck Rc:sMmyVe]%t+}DT,-[\}1wYEaT,8: >\*akL#M2Qk`ۚ-BG#9yA !@qmJZ47-)JuQq[1} b~Wkiw.}y"ӭ`PMl[r(gm0)@Ag Jâbn:O? .#u'[i!/Xdro{G@L ˥u8)m9sv@jÛ R{~&Jhm"ۂm#'koPr;-7TR=wwjyw ="8L[]bQΪZEpvtg%vLS)Ң УMZdnHQK?/9EZW.W/EzvT# VsxobY~,fjïv;*p[[h3E|. Pg"W >{wzVFueg5Y{/E.V`WQ9lz6Y~eMZ)^&\}Je[ޱ854y{5;C]vtĥ"X6@x- +0 cYuO"ԇFV/M#;]*`8TqL^&Ҳ]uq/C#ljE+e|E䉾؁Y(ƺ8a]W;Bh@q 0@0 h  3XTT4*Də;`-*Cݴ׃J%&L&WPMW5 gNyCo"<1jW^݀.y#`ia=3|0*"kiй7TfCtpD0(6Vcxu]$խޅGIvh^'XZ@4Øljcq|{̤ev6ʺ IVB  X[QP5"1maBXrV}T BG9˸c , YJn宒@Ck¸нck叄=ebUbrwZA@inbߧa2d(·zF!AW 4JgV;P&pqLdͭo:XqV^P#Q3 mudް"V,ř=U+)A2D'ʱK)y/f4M Wcx1X<%*XR6FLHV׌[[M,,^}Z߸&PQ ǡAu,v=%Q؅»fqBÓf0Ƚ-'PfF"JZ aJlJxdϧ16@1 x/eXe{- _0ajq3, :; vyM i5Dl9#b/f\ #k0Xg5Y-&a ['$ECY},,v?ƴ[q%BQ<^<{Aa/-ad Yph~(\>q,^Дz#L9`Չ[\ d݀"W @|Q*N ~K1_Kr:<a6ǭрlKfcL6AOH12v}CQ4Dl`H&@ K\C]E0]ܲT,-!wjEb(S5Gmt ,:R+v2c' ^Fc4uማ0 zP]k^byZ}p|8Ljbl#b /3AM=Z*\\zE{~2(YY9YSU;QiZ~\d<$RE3jґzüpF,b差#!YB632 EqG $u1Dg /,mJp42S7wǪ#\|+畺Ij9N.l̂5L- f}r_r=O04H|P` 3X*;qrSAo\/4ayBVU0\&kE5.ŽFl¿hsRDǖl޷]oQEs _մfJz 2\Y1t|9sİP/8CZBn1m ;0f V +ƞŊVYì*`X+AW-P hkuTnXk,mT^mkeÐU0d0ʡGƀ=X\z}D ֎-qu Wcl0,OaB,!n@V.8U_V>(5԰YteG+* )W@EaJp0߇ -/qOb$kk& _V: ]Nh,t'Npn#Kmjԝz5gAqKV JV%*n֚.!CGF{d=VW#95:U"Mg!Wmb+WZU:7EoM~泟MVz|ܩHQW NÎ^Į})X ݅Ҡi8'P<(EzB\~(ϥE e[^_vMr!X5g=>Fغ]plTpȅ`Ne.&p I @@A@@@DPTX@Ȝ`dlp| HpDԘ}  O5 %oB&$1+=&"Vr|´Q$HwC 9[Ʌq%آtAd4b75p=0Cta3Tgd^a~^ݗvSF{Ԣ[}[/ JDP,@>(A{'nFP`&|.e$9'BNg})eYN 5~p.PF\0wgqx@ c'%=jp`95ȂO%Z,0v*Whzak nu## Í-\LAsYOn믲9{t%GrX:+řY`@] @@A@@HDPT@|Ȍ`dhlptxH0j4<8ZEU01==|9h# -G:B( X=t“y*vz{-wUB֫|;-zKb@{Xj, ̜!va< aG˙Ϲ5ܴY7^#@@@@@!Cpi+g]f\+DЙu4Ȍqk=B gyQ3ntS*7wtf_Lbb9i/¼ "#cfN|BFVF 'p PipNVG@$6N '%e4 o(AF[S9D:)v:eɬ @}H0ռ]wx,ܝ2NaKԆFou x%_.!"12 3A#$0BQa4Cq@@B3tm$&Z|KƤGPHᗛm;O5sXҠZX0ҡn;3 p)§p6dѺlkBl)XBXPREK&v(6M<WZ'A14'yk44a&/iw#Z>O0۸ľm*֌OR5 Pq2\7 Ҷ2k(Uc#pa+K>^'ң5-%_m}İ%#,OF8t}Z(̭rcٸCQ<Ι 8fgFxr:G>ƀ^-p/͖6L7ZO%\ 6IqX}-TD`9a1&ȪE eVWMt*M758 DgwDQLxPL_K7qsp*fڝ D{wL}s:m6NΜڱjUaq:x.0]:EЈ"dz+_0`3!' '6p'OgzO{C`6(9'&Sѩ3!GJ a3'$!3 ϧ2z{`WbrCq1NyWm pm*?'Vk }7vulfv0?;+I3| Ahm` ˥##|߹5l* eBfv1'#`g+7:AeM,=MzIgOq~xuֵU͚_RU65-S#SCyYnO [am= iilS˫Աllz455u,S]YqY63RfnsdkzjFORqiW6aD\),ԆuYbFimIc:8wѩ r5G]q|F?j ͌cx5e(Kbz}qC妫Ͷ>Wb%(+~z-5'{J@1A>3O.Nl Sžg$WvH&3ڂR@G//Mˌ"ju-uB _'Pc@ys{U n&-jib3&~堈s N&٦a|\D \2<;3誽BfJԖ:-_)kV+אVXMK;=`'N$o)`}S= `zj)199}1--n٫<IW5Jl<.:L,1_GZrkiթ\@=_T[ |h8[}vwbP1a20لvew5Ą`ʸSd*:* A:yXN$뉑f.BĂ ؕ0On MEXNf8IAld QǍ1T}MxnsF/LS1(VʼnNK/fOs!/D D HL@T GͫǙӣL2\XΰՓ 4taHjc6lN6ȹw-%Ѱ[K@r<U &4 e #!x+ =U$[a G"&1@{ox|V}A4}Y3Fk}Bn aqU1ⵉ>|vABmI(2  i)Gb8'3(Ƈ6s dwA@Juҁ{Cb T,U TAtRW@C E3-ج}?c.rwbur:WڛStO1LF3*yek~TL1"4oN'D8 !1AQa BRq"02@Sb@@O(̤#Jz(yl)GT;c1ڒouihhw:V6CG'rP\`ЩIQ<44TFM[ׯz54t6wNXlܞZ\WLJSm*L b#f*7^rݲ+K0Ur1 W+rCxYMwc[sm_n\lxcX#ClnDQЃVRK)d1̫{ȪvS Yc9&*.$1ex{$`av%3(q~󸟀 yEk\eCeS?,>S6x+9<7N9n}Ows+gs2DcgJqDK{R=w|ɞ~z}Apv*W.N%xt|.%])mBתtfFh`Kec|Ϙ|\yx ]%tWO{mЯdsGWN6}-ɥ f.FIyI~vK̪=iFC|5ej *d=N?#v^tLpk?$_2-Z^b2DyLH=*%..=擳vܧyvgGķ mk^+0c_Ok&-L%r9~()-eAO5l;Yh,s\Ԩv%J5verQ(fӡ0۬ *A}ac^Xs/ȎJ5C_-^}"y/O@^ayW] M4op==ڮ~`c `/2zKY̺ V;(UI77 qkӈvϔϦ kH2=lKuʆ.-q\أ.җT5x1"\r LO]^*iadBqw|$V97%rYFsP 4l !'0< XG. VZUk:}MKs'Υ*RK6P#W1g,iY/lQ*˒"',u|}Λ Hnck Rc:sMmyVe]%t+}DT,-[\}1wYEaT,8: >\*akL#M2Qk`ۚ-BG#9yA !@qmJZ47-)JuQq[1} b~Wkiw.}y"ӭ`PMl[r(gm0)@Ag Jâbn:O? .#u'[i!/Xdro{G@L ˥u8)m9sv@jÛ R{~&Jhm"ۂm#'koPr;-7TR=wwjyw ="8L[]bQΪZEpvtg%vLS)Ң УMZdnHQK?/9EZW.W/EzvT# VsxobY~,fjïv;*p[[h3E|. Pg"W >{wzVFueg5Y{/E.V`WQ9lz6Y~eMZ)^&\}Je[ޱ854y{5;C]vtĥ"X6@x- +0 cYuO"ԇFV/M#;]*`8TqL^&Ҳ]uq/C#ljE+e|E䉾؁Y(ƺ8a]W;Bh@q 0@0 h  3XTT4*Də;`-*Cݴ׃J%&L&WPMW5 gNyCo"<1jW^݀.y#`ia=3|0*"kiй7TfCtpD0(6Vcxu]$խޅGIvh^'XZ@4Øljcq|{̤ev6ʺ IVB  X[QP5"1maBXrV}T BG9˸c , YJn宒@Ck¸нck叄=ebUbrwZA@inbߧa2d(·zF!AW 4JgV;P&pqLdͭo:XqV^P#Q3 mudް"V,ř=U+)A2D'ʱK)y/f4M Wcx1X<%*XR6FLHV׌[[M,,^}Z߸&PQ ǡAu,v=%Q؅»fqBÓf0Ƚ-'PfF"JZ aJlJxdϧ16@1 x/eXe{- _0ajq3, :; vyM i5Dl9#b/f\ #k0Xg5Y-&a ['$ECY},,v?ƴ[q%BQ<^<{Aa/-ad Yph~(\>q,^Дz#L9`Չ[\ d݀"W @|Q*N ~K1_Kr:<a6ǭрlKfcL6AOH12v}CQ4Dl`H&@ K\C]E0]ܲT,-!wjEb(S5Gmt ,:R+v2c' ^Fc4uማ0 zP]k^byZ}p|8Ljbl#b /3AM=Z*\\zE{~2(YY9YSU;QiZ~\d<$RE3jґzüpF,b差#!YB632 EqG $u1Dg /,mJp42S7wǪ#\|+畺Ij9N.l̂5L- f}r_r=O04H|P` 3X*;qrSAo\/4ayBVU0\&kE5.ŽFl¿hsRDǖl޷]oQEs _մfJz 2\Y1t|9sİP/8CZBn1m ;0f V +ƞŊVYì*`X+AW-P hkuTnXk,mT^mkeÐU0d0ʡGƀ=X\z}D ֎-qu Wcl0,OaB,!n@V.8U_V>(5԰YteG+* )W@EaJp0߇ -/qOb$kk& _V: ]Nh,t'Npn#Kmjԝz5gAqKV JV%*n֚.!CGF{d=VW#95:U"Mg!Wmb+WZU:7EoM~泟MVz|ܩHQW NÎ^Į})X ݅Ҡi8'P<(EzB\~(ϥE e[^_vMr!X5g=>Fغ]plTpȅ`Ne.&p I @@A@@@DPTX@Ȝ`dlp| HpDԘ}  O5 %oB&$1+=&"Vr|´Q$HwC 9[Ʌq%آtAd4b75p=0Cta3Tgd^a~^ݗvSF{Ԣ[}[/ JDP,@>(A{'nFP`&|.e$9'BNg})eYN 5~p.PF\0wgqx@ c'%=jp`95ȂO%Z,0v*Whzak nu## Í-\LAsYOn믲9{t%GrX:+řY`@] @@A@@HDPT@|Ȍ`dhlptxH0j4<8ZEU01==|9h# -G:B( X says:

    At my school's library when I was looking for something interesting to read the cover and synopsis of Lucky Jonah reeled me in It sounded quite a bit like the premise of Every Day by David Levithan a story I really really adored Just as I'd expected I devoured it Although it is technically a middle grade book I was still able to find beauty in it that would benefit tweens teens and adults alikeFor a quick summary Lucky Jonah is about a boy in eighth grade named Jonah He is quite insecure with himself so when he gets his hands on a disposable camera he finds that whenever he snaps a picture with it he gets to turn into someone else for a short period of time Will this help him leave his life that is full of insecurities?In spite of the lack of confidence that Jonah had I still really liked him I found him to be very strong and perceptive and he always made the very best of each person's shoes that he was in I felt very sorry for him that he was bullied and ignored he didn't deserve it at all with his kindness and intelligenceJust like I did in the similar book Every Day I also loved the premise of this one and thought that it was executed stunningly once again I think that I may just have a fetish for magical realism books they are so fun to read and I love still being able to delve into the contemporary genre and still read about magic without having to read a fantasy book most of which I often dislike Jonah's journey in this book was super amusing to followThere were also some pretty great morals in this story if I do say so myself Lucky Jonah teaches its readers to be proud of who they are and that it's totally okay to be different from everybody else In this book Jonah was questioning his sexuality and in addition to the bullying this left him very unsure and insecure with himself but by the last page he learned to be true to himself and to respect that he is who he is and that he couldn't change thatIn conclusion Lucky Jonah was a gorgeous novel It's also so underrated and people definitely need to learn about it pick it up and devour it In my opinion anyone over the age of twelve could benefit a ton from reading this touching book Its protagonist is great its plot is captivating and its morals are perfection Could you ask for a better book?