A really funny and thought-provoking tale of a teenage Lottery winner - and the inevitable chaos that follows.
A laugh-out-loud story of family life turned upside down by Lia's winning lottery ticket. Masquerading as a light-hearted read, this delightful book introduces a larger-than-life family struggling to stay calm with two teenage girls in their midst!
A good example of sharp, sassy fiction about urban girls who have made an art form of shopping and self-absorption, but are proved not to be completely shallow… The message fo the story (that an £8m lottery win can only solve some of Lia's problems) contains few surprises but is told with excellent comic timing. The details of how she obtained the winning ticket make a killer punchline.
A thoughtful, salutary, well-researched tale.
(Independent on Sunday
A modern 16-year-old girl and the issues and problems she contends with when she wins the lottery - including friendship, bullying, sex, family, guilt, suicide, binge drinking and jealousy. That makes it sound very heavy but the delight of this is the light touch and the page turning ease of reading this thought-provoking book.
(Tricia Adams, Chair of the SLA )
A great new read from a fantastic UK YA novelist, Keren David... will make a perfect Summer read.
(Nicole Burstein, Waterstone's Picadilly )
Told with humour and a light touch, there are some mysteries to explore and hints of danger, but essentially, this is a coming-of-age story.
(Tall Tales and Short Stories
Wise, funny, ingeniously plotted and deeper by far than its chick-lit type exterior suggests.
Surely you can buy a perfect life with £8 mill? Lia knows differently. Sweet, sad and very,very funny.
Having 8 million pounds in the bank plays havoc with sixteen-year-old Lia's relationships with her family, friends, neighbours and schoolmates in this believable and rather funny account of the aftermath of a huge lottery win. The tone of the book is light, but it provokes big questions about how we ascribe value to people and things, whether righes are corrosive and if having our fantasies come true is necessarily a good thing.
A convincing portrayal of a 21st-century teenager who finds her windfall could create more problems than it solves.
'humorous and thought-provoking … it's a ten out of ten.'
'This astringent, insightful satire is a major treat.' 'Tart, funny and fast-moving, with a touch of rueful realism and a lot of heart.'
(Kirkus Reviews, Best Teen Books of 2012