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by Nic Stone
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I love Stone's work so much. I loved the way she handled the romance, as well as how it ended. Following Rico's train of thought for all of the different things (money, romance, friends, etc.) Was super interesting and fun. I also loved the short POV chapters from the inanimate objects. It's such a cool and unique addition to the story telling. ( )
Ms. Stone does an amazing job of addressing racial and financial differences between the characters and the struggles they all have. She grabbed me from the start with Rico's voice and the portrayal of her character, along with Rico's brother, Jax, Zan, and Jess. All of these characters are just looking to make a connection and when it's right in front of them, she makes it so the reader gets frustrated enough to yell at the book and say WAKE UP...which I admit I did a few times. Rico's hope for a better life for her family comes through the words Ms. Stone uses. There is also a lot of humor throughout the book, showing how oblivious Rico is to Zan's feelings about her. It was a quick and easy read, done again in one sitting!
Entertaining book about a high school senior from a poor family who is looking for a missing winning lottery ticket. There's a romance with the scion of a toilet paper company, a twist ... and a some chapters from the point of view of animate objects.
The animate objects hooked me. They're small chapters and not overplayed. They usually added more questions than answers to the story.
The author spent a lot of time on Rico's and Zan's clothes. A lot. I get it. I didn't need the author to hammer the idea in my idea that Rico was poor and Zan smelled nice.
This one was really cute and quite a page turner. It had substantial character arcs but also some fluffy romance. It was a great combination of themes and a really easy read. Highly recommend this one if you’re looking for something quick that will pull you in.
At times, I wanted to drop this book, but then I would read a section that caused me to stick around until the cycle repeated. The chapters from the perspectives of inanimate objects were quirky. In the beginning, I just was not feeling the Zan and Rico connection, but toward the second half, their interactions got less cringy and better. I was really tired of Rico’s mom. If you want to suffer in silence, have at it, but don’t let your decision affect the kids. Overall, I liked the story for the most part.
Not too sure how I feel about the ending.
"When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change, but only if she and her popular and wildly rich classmate, Zan can find the ticket holder who hasn't claimed the prize"--
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.6Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
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