Monday, May 8, 2017

Review : Windfall

Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Genre: Contemporary, Family, Grief, Young Adult
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Pages: 414
Published May 2nd 2017 by Delacorte Press
Let luck find you.

Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes. 

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall. 

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

To Alice change isn't a good thing. After the death of her mother, her father followed soon after. Then she was uprooted far from her home and she lives with her Uncle, Aunt and cousin Leo. Since then Alice, Leo and her friend Teddy had been inseparable. As a joke on Teddy's 18th birthday she gifts him a lottery ticket but didn't expect for him to win the jackpot. Now change is coming in fast and shes not up for it knowing that this money will change everything.

You know what I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into when picking up this book. I haven't heard of another book like this so I really wanted to take a chance at this book and see it. Plus the authors name sounded familiar so I was curious in checking it out. After reading it I found myself really loving the book, it was unique and interesting seeing how everything changed and how it eventually came out towards the ending. I loved seeing Alice and how conflicted she was and how she was dealing with the grief of her parents after all these years. Then there was the Teddy issue and how he was dealing with his new found stroke of luck and how it impacted him and everyone around him. Overall this was a pretty great book, great summer contemporary book to read on the beach if you are looking for one. I really loved the book I highly recommend you lovely readers to check this book out.

Also side note, I loved how well the cover matched the story. At first I thought it was kinda random but pretty but then as I read the book I got it and loved how the cover matched the book so well.

* * I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.* *

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