It’s the last semester of Nina’s high school career and she’s taking radio broadcasting for an easy class . . . only it ends up being a disaster. Her ragtag group needs something major to save them from failing, so they decide to invite Nina’s kind of famous, radio host dad on as a “secret guest” to interview. Only things don’t exactly go as plan and Nina has to find a way to save her grade while also dealing with her conflicting feelings as her family changes.
Reading Lucky Caller was like getting a warm hug. I loved all of the characters so much and their different relationships with each other. Nina’s family is so great, especially her relationship with her sisters. Their banter and teasing was so fun and realistic. I also enjoyed watching Nina as she comes to terms with her mom’s new fiancé and what that means for her family. Dan is such a nice guy and it was sweet seeing his role. As for Nina’s radio team, all four of their personalities were so different but it was fun watching them get to know each other better and figure out their show. And of course there’s sweet Jamie, Nina’s childhood friend that she hasn’t talked to in years until they’re suddenly paired up.
The radio show itself was chaotic, but it was entertaining chaos. All of the mistakes had me cringing as I tried to figure out they would pull everything off. In between chapters, there would be breaks with parts of their radio show (as well as Nina’s dad’s show and a few other groups), which I loved reading and seeing this contemporary world expand.
Overall, Lucky Caller is a sweet story full of family, friendship, and realistic teen experiences that will have you laughing out loud.
*This book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.*