Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Hardcover, 432 pages
Genre: YA Contemporary
Expected publication:May 2nd 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
Why i’m Waiting For It
SO WHEN I FIRST READ THE SUMMARY! I might have flipped out or fainted.
It sounded like a book up my alley (or a lottery ticket*what was I thinking*) I have only read one of Jennifer E. Smith books but it has set up high expectations for contemporaries, shes within my favorites along with Morgan Matson, Kasie West, Stephanie Perkins and Sarah Dessen. They are so cliche yet they leave me feeling not so cliche(that makes no sense). They have a nice feeling after reading a haunting fantasy or dystopian yet they always have greater deeper meanings. I’m beyond excited with this book. Because who hasn’t dreamed of winning the lottery( I HAVE!), AND WHO HASN’T HAD AN UNREQUITED CRUSH(more than I care to admit). I really intrigued and interested on how this will all play out.
I feel like this might be one of my new favorite contemporaries, yet i feel like it also might bring me down with the feels. AND ALSO LOOOOOOOK AT THIS COVER, ITS SO GLORIOUS. IT LOOKS LIKE A BIRTHDAY PARTY. I SWEAR BOOK COVERS KEEP GETTING PRETTIER EACH YEAR(internal screams from my wallet/banking account)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer E. Smith is the author of eight books for young adults, including WINDFALL and THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. She earned her master’s degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and her writing has been translated into 33 languages.