(NEW) Jackpot By Nic Stone By Nic Stone
Rescuing Gus gHold on to your seatbelts youuys I ot an early peek and this book is amazing A deeper review closer to the pub date I promise This book was one of the YA reads that wasn t on my radar at all I ve never read any books by Nic Stone so this was my first
THANK YOU NETGALLEY FOR GRANTING ME AN ARC I You Netgalley for ranting me an arc I say this was about a 35 as I had to knock some stars off my review for some things I had a problem withSo this is the story of Rico who is a Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story girl living with her mom and little brother working pretty much full time whileoing to school to help her mother make ends meet Rico is trying to Wow Wowowowow I think this book made my brain explode a little bit but in a How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead good way So much to think about after finishing this one I ll write of a review once I process my thoughts better but for now preorder this one Nic never disappoints but she REALLY did somethingreat with Jackpot I love the concept of this one Two teenagers one rich and one poor are brought together as they try to retrace the steps of an old lady who may have just won herself over a hundred million dollars It s also possible she may not even have realized itRico sure knows she could use the money Her family lives above
their means in an apartment they can hardly afford Rico her mom and younger brother Jax don t means in an apartment they can hardly afford Rico her mom and younger brother Jax don t have health insurance or healthy food half of the time yet her mom refuses to seek help preferring to work two jobs To save face maybe She is doing her best to ive her children access to ood schools but what s the point if Rico can t even o to college She must help her mom pay billsSo finding that winning ticket is of outmost importance to
rico her co pilot s reasons for tagging Her co pilot s reasons for tagging on this adventure seem uite different becau Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestJACKPOT is the story of a teenage irl living about an inch above the poverty line She works at a convenience store clerk which is how she ends up meeting the woman who bought the winning lottery ticket and also the rich young heir Zan who ends up playing willing accomplice to her he. From the author of the New York Times bestseller Dear Martin comes a pitch perfect romance that examines class privilege and how a stroke of ood luck can change an entire lifeMeet Rico high school senior and afternoon shift cashier at the Gas 'n' Go who after school and work races home to take car. He will do everything possible to track this woman down in time to claim the jackpotWhile the
Sullen Rico Is Stuck With Rico is stuck with inexplicably cheerful Zan she rows annoyed by his habit of asking the uestions that most folks would just mull over silently Replying to his sneaky probing seemingly innocent ueries ot Rico thinking More time together meant self realization and Rico began to wonder if her earlier assumptions were not
Entirely Accurate Maybe Being Part Of A Family That Is accurate Maybe being part of a family that is well off does not necessarily mean having whatever you want Perhaps someone can be decked out in all Nike attire and still legitimately need food stamps Maybe money is a blessing Or it could be a curse Ms Stone s characters are authentic enough to feel familiar but fresh enough to be invigorating Day to day life even when infused with Something Different is realistic and relatable The occasional appearance of unexpected and unlikely narrators elevates the entire book in a way that I find intensely delightful Haven t read this yet just combatting an absurd rating from someone else who has certainly not read it Will update when I ve actually read it Alright I m a total Nic Stone fan irl I literally did football maneuvers in a ballroom to
Make Sure I Got sure I ot ARC But this one feltoffThe story is told from Rico s POV with side anecdotes from the winning lotto ticket her little brother s toy soldier and other inanimate objects in an effort to offset Rico s unreliability I wanted a deeper exploration into her partner in crime s thoughts I also didn t like the constant reminder of how poor she was It was redundant and often came across as melodramatic This coming from someone from a low socioeconomic backgroundThings I did love Jess as a character was phenomenal and exactly who Rico needed to help her put her life in perspective Also the bathroom scene with Rico and her mom was done to perfection All that to say I m still a total Nic Stone fangirl but I didn t love Rico with the same vigor and usto that I loved Jupiter Charity Sanche. Ve and have nots collide Will this investigative duo uniteor divideNic Stone the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out creates two unforgettable characters in one hard hitting story about class money both too little and too much and how you make your own luck in the world.
Nic Stone × 6 ReadIst to notify the woman of her ood fortune and perhaps et a cut of that sweet sweet cashI haven t read anything this author before although do actually own her other book DEAR MARTIN and I had a lot of mixed thoughts while reading Ultimately I do think I liked this book with reservations which I ll list out hereWhat I liked Realistic portrayal of what "it s like living paycheck to paycheck I think a lot of YA and NA try to romanticize being low "s like living paycheck to paycheck I think a lot of YA and NA try to romanticize being low like you have no cred if you aren t starving It s always for a sacrifice or a cause and I hate that because I think it feeds into t Don t pickup this book if you have things that need done I repeat DON T PICKUP THIS BOOK IF YOU HAVE THINGS THAT NEED DONE Even though I predicted the ending of this one pretty early on there is just something about Nic Stone s writing that really does it for me and I liked this one SO MUCH My Jackpot by Nic Stone is the YA jewel I didn t know I needed Rico is tough and serious in her determinedly matter of fact way She knows all she will ever need to know about each of her classmates Without having an actual conversation Rico knows what their home lives must be She can tell
what type of people they are Rico is so rown she even knows exactly how each oftype of people they are Rico is so rown she even knows exactly how each of peers sees herSo it s not such a big deal for Rico to stay out of that basic high school drama she s truly ot no time for it anyway Mama is hounding her to pick up extra shifts at the as station The purest person on the planet her little brother Jax seems to stay sick And she does still need to raduate Zan rich boy because of daddy s toilet paper is not someone Rico ever envisioned approaching Truth be told she hid when he popped into her Gas n Go on Christmas Eve just so she wouldn t have to be polite to him But now his mad hacker skills may be exactly what Rico needs Something else happened that night before Christmas Rico sold a winning lotto ticket but the prize has not been claimed Rico vividly recalls chatting with the sweet little lady who mentioned being forgetful E of her younger brother Every Single Day When Rico sells a jackpot winning lotto ticket she thinks maybe her luck will finally change but only if she with some assistance from her popular and wildly rich classmate Zan can find the ticket holder who hasn't claimed the prize But what happens when ha.