How Lucky by Will Leitch feels full of contradictions, with those combining together into a really good novel.
Along with being about someone who has a debilitating disease, the book also is a nice story, one about someone living their life, the people who love them and they love in turn. The best people in the main character's life are those who don't feel sorry for him, but treat him like the real person he is.
Leitch set the book in his town of Athens, Georgia and noted writing it after his friends had a child with SMA. The story is a lot of things, it's a mystery about an abduction, funny, and heartwarming, with the main character narrating "I have helped people, and I have people who have helped me."