Windfall by Isabella Meconiates
OK. Here is the deal, I need you to get out of your chair, into your car, or your mom's, and drive to Barnes and Noble immediately. This is by far one of the best books I have read this past summer. It is a new book called Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith and has a refreshing feeling about it. No more of the books about depression, drinking, police, violence, or a tragic love story, but a book about the good times in life. Sure that sounds really mushy and broad, but I am telling you, I loved this book.
It is about a girl named Alice who bought a lottery ticket for her friend Teddy’s eighteenth birthday. To their surprise, the next day he wins one hundred and forty million dollars. At first it seems like a great thrill and a burst of happiness, but as they go on, Teddy starts to change into a different person that Alice is not so familiar with. How can money change a teen's life and relationship? Well I guess you will just have to read the book to find out how Teddy and Alice balance money, family and friendship. I definitely needed to read a book with a fresh idea that wasn’t like any other book out there, and this book definitely was 5 stars on my radar. Keep on reading!!
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