Thursday, May 4, 2017

Pre-Review: Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

Goodreads Description:
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.

So this is the second time that I do this, and its typically when I am super excited about a book.
So I have heard so many fantastic things about Jennifer E. Smiths books, but they hadnt really called my attention as much as this one. A lot of times I know nothing about a book before I jump into it, its either I know everything about a book or I know nothing, there is no in between for me. This one I just loved when I saw what it was about. For me, its a first of its kind. I had have heard countless stories of people becoming miserable and changing so much after winning the lottery. Sure, we all dream of what we would do if we won the lottery and it all sounds like the perfect life, but is it really? Im glad that there is YA book that will explore this scenario and I am so excited to hop right into it, review to come in the next 2 weeks.