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Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery by Keren David

Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery

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Teenager Lia is used to dealing with falling in love, arguing with her family and shopping! In fact, her Mum has just kicked her out of the house when her lottery numbers come up. Suddenly, Lia is £8 million pounds richer. Her account of what money can – and can’t buy – is hilarious. With money, teen life looks very different in this highly entertaining but also thought-provoking novel written in a convincing teen voice.


Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery by Keren David

Money can't buy you love. But it can buy many other very nice things. Lia's mum is a nag, her sister's a pain and she's getting nowhere in pursuit of the potentially paranormal Raf. Then she wins GBP8 million in the lottery, and suddenly everything is different. But will Lia's fortune create more problems than it solves? Everyone dreams of winning the lottery - but what's it really like? Find out in this hilarious story by Keren David, whose acclaimed debut novel, When I Was Joe, was Highly Commended for the Booktrust Teenage Prize.


'This astringent, insightful satire is a major treat.' 'Tart, funny and fast-moving, with a touch of rueful realism and a lot of heart.' 'humorous and thought-provoking ... it's a ten out of ten.' '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.'
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 GBP 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. || 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. || A great new read from a fantastic UK YA novelist, Keren David... will make a perfect Summer read. || 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. || Wise, funny, ingeniously plotted and deeper by far than its chick-lit type exterior suggests. || Surely you can buy a perfect life with GBP 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.

About the Author

Keren David

Keren David on Keren David:

'I'm a writer whose novel When I Was Joe will be published in the UK by Frances Lincoln books in January 2010, with the sequel Almost True to follow later in the year. Both books will be published by dTV in Germany. Some of the time I'm a journalist. I lived in Amsterdam for eight years and Glasgow for two but London feels like home.'

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Publication date

4th August 2011


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd


352 pages


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