My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As an adoptee and journalist, Lucky Girl was a way for me to live vicariously through Hopgood — although I have never searched for my biological parents, knowing that she found her biological family allowed me to see the process through her eyes.
The book chronicles over a decade of letters, meetings and online chats between Hopgood and her two families, as Hopgood makes sense of her life and what could have been. It is a detailed narrative that also notes the adoption process. As Hopgood finds the answers to many of the questions I also have, I found myself switching between relief that I have not learned all that she has and jealous tears.