[☆ Windfall || ✓ PDF Read by Æ Jennifer E. Smith] #2020


  • Title: Windfall
  • Author: Jennifer E. Smith
  • ISBN: 9781524764715
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback

  • Windfall By Jennifer E. Smith 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 firAlice 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 of a curse than a windfall As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns about herself than she ever could have imagined and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.
    Jennifer E. Smith
    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.

    Windfall By Jennifer E. Smith

    Commentaires:

    Chelsea Humphrey
    I m feeling rather mid range on this one, but it sure does have a great cover This was a cute story that I felt I d read many times before Full review to come.

    Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
    2.5 starsPart of this is a it s you, not me thing, because the writing was lovely The author clearly put her heart and soul into this book Some of the conversations and inner monologue is breathtakingly heart achingly beautiful A certain type of reader will probably hug this book to pieces and cry over it For me, I m not exactly a contemporary reader, and this book kinda reminded me why I have a really hard time dealing with modern day issues because my own life has so many right now so it s jus [...]

    Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    3.5 starsI m sure most of us have asked ourselves that question Spent those millions in our heads as we went to sleep dreaming of hitting it big time If I wasn t so cheap that I never buy tickets.at s beside the point This story is about that big win really happening To an eighteen year old boy It s Teddy s birthday and his closest friends Leo and Alice are headed to his birthday party Alice has been in secret love with Teddy for awhile now she buys a card and writes down how she feels She feels [...]

    Heather 'Bookables'
    I was pleasantly surprised by this book I haven t loved Jennifer E Smith s books in the past a ton so I was weary going into this but ended up enjoying it I will reviewing this book in a mashup review video coming next week so be on the lookout for that for of my thoughts

    Aj the Ravenous Reader
    Ms Jennifer E Smith s books have always been just your average contemporary YA romance, at least to me I have always enjoyed her writing and her plotlines but I haven t found anything special about them until Windfall which obviously is now my favorite by Ms Smith I find her latest book not only beautifully written, but also heartfelt and inspiring Usually, I complain about the POVs of her books but not this time I think the narrative view is perfect for the storyline I also think the plot surpr [...]

    Cait • A Page with a View
    This reminded me a LOT of Lucky in Love by Kasie West, which only served to highlight all of the areas that really didn t work for me here This was definitely not the cute, happy read I was looking forThe basic plot is that Alice is an orphan who spends her free time volunteering at the soup kitchen and a junior reading program Her best friend Teddy lives in a one bedroom apartment and there s an emphasis on how poor he is Alice has been in love with him for years, so she buys him a lottery tick [...]

    maymay ☕ semi hiatus
    Full review posted I think it pretty crazy that Lucky in Love and Windfall share pretty much the SAME plot but they were carried out SO differentlyLucky in Love was a DISATER even though I love Kasie West but I could not help but feel like Windfall would be part 2 of the never ending tragedy that is becoming contemporary books and I WAS SO CLOSE to taking it off my TBR entirelyTHANK GOODNESS I DIDN TI really needed a fun, easy, entertaining, predictable but still engaging read and that s EXACTLY [...]

    Kaylin
    2.5 StarsOverview Alice is in love with Teddy, her best friend of nine years She buys him a lottery ticket for his 18th birthday and they win millions That s the premise of this book, and based off that brief description, you probably have an idea where the story is headed And you re probably right No surprises here, really.I received an ARC of this through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thanks to Delacorte Press for the opportunity Pros The teenagers feel like teenagers There are d [...]

    Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
    Actual rating 2.5 stars When you write about someone winning the lottery, there are certain places that your mind goes The winner spends frivolously on a yacht and a robot butler, runs into trouble with credit card companies, and after losing a significant chunk of cash, realises that they should channel their inner Ellen and pay it forward to the deserving public That s pretty much what happens to Teddy Windfall does nothing new with the plot of rags to riches More dramatic things could have ha [...]

    Trina (Between Chapters)
    Interesting premise, some relateable moments, but it just didn t live up to my expectation of it, which tends to be how all of Jennifer E Smith s books are for me I also wasn t a fan of the main romance in this book I LOVED the family dynamics in this book though.I did listen to the audiobook, and while the narrator did a pretty good job, her male voices were awful and all sounded the same, so my enjoyment of the story may have been influenced by that.Overall, I think this is a great premise and [...]

    Archit Ojha
    What do you do when out of the blue you win a lottery ticket Considering you live in a one bedroom house with your mother and she has to sleep on the sofa because you can t afford a better place, winning a million dollars would sound crazy, won t it Teddy has been gifted a lottery ticket by his best friend and secret lover, Alice They have been friends since they were 9 years old After the brutal death of her parents, Alive leave in her cousin s house All of them have their own messed up stories [...]

    Aditi
    Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck Dalai Lama XIVJennifer E Smith, am American author, has penned an entertaining and light hearted young adult contemporary story called, Windfall that centers around an orphan teenage girl randomly buying a lottery ticket, but later giving it to the guy, on whom she has a huge crush on, as a gift, who also surprisingly wins the ticket, followed by the winning money drama between the two But what they together discover [...]

    Rachel Reads Ravenously
    3 stars We ve all had that thought You know, what you would do if you won the lottery The choices and actions you would make This book answers that question, but like if you won the lottery at a young age.When Alice buys a lotto ticket for her best friend Teddy on his 18th birthday, the very last thing she expects is for him to win But he does, making him the youngest lottery winner ever Since both Alice and Teddy had a less than privileged upbringing, Teddy is overjoyed with his good fortune T [...]

    Gabby
    I guess my expectations were just too high This book is exactly what you would expect it to be and nothing A girl buys her best friend that she s secretly in love with a winning lottery ticket and he goes from being incredibly poor to incredibly rich overnight and it goes straight to his head Then, character arc, then end I guess I just expecting something form this story My favorite character is Alice s gay brother Leo because he was the most interesting character by far Other than that this [...]

    Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I really enjoyed reading this fun story The first thing that really got my attention was the cover of this one Isn t it gorgeous After reading the description, I knew that this was a book that I would need to read I just love the premise I don t really play the lottery but anytime the jackpot is at an outrageous level, I do buy a single ticket I know that odds are that I will never win but from the moment I put the ticket in my pocke [...]

    Susane Colasanti
    Jennifer E Smith brings us yet another sweet, sensational story to fall in love with WINDFALL explores the complexities of friendship, family, and finding your place to belong Beautifully written and brimming with emotion, this charming book becomes an instant fave.

    Megha Patel
    3.5 It was certainly a pleasant read Reminded me a lot of Lucky in Love which I literally just read before starting this So, Teddy wins a big hefty lottery which was a gift for him from Alice our main character Naturally after winning, Teddy starts spending big and that bothers Alice She is the kind of person who does not like change so when she sees Teddy act different it doesn t sit well with her Also, she has been in love with him and him not acknowledging those feelings back plays a part in [...]

    Peter Monn
    Check out my full review on my booktube channel at youtube peterlikesbooks

    Kate (GirlReading)
    Windfall was an enjoyable contemporary read, with a depth to it I wasn t expecting I think what made this such a pleasantly surprising read, was the fact that the romance wasn t the main focus Instead the focus was on other aspects such as family, friendship, love, loss, money and grief I personally wasn t too invested in the romance itself I personally would have much preferred it, had it been platonic but what I did love, was the different family dynamics and the discussions on what family mea [...]

    Leyna
    Wow was this a great book It was just so much fun to read, and was really eye opening It was full of cliches but somehow it just made the book so much enjoyable There were a lot of subjects discussed in this book, and I felt that the author could have expanded a bit on them The characters were fun and I absolutely adore them all And I just have to applaud the author for creating an AMAZING main character She was so relatable, and she reminded me so much of myself In ways, she s been through th [...]

    Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    This is closer to 2.5 that 2 stars Things I didn t like 1 Saint Alice The lottery ticket she gives to her best friend for his birthday is the winning ticket and she feels absolutely NO jealously whatsoever Surely, you d feel just a modicum of regret and loss that you weren t the winner Also, she volunteers at a soup kitchen for the homeless, helps children learn to read, and loves helping charities She s the most selfless teenager ever While that s commendable, her character fell completely flat [...]

    Lisa
    It s no surprise that a contemporary loving reader like myself enjoys Jennifer E Smith s writing She s actually one of my favorite contemporary writers I adore how she s able to keep a book on the light and fluffy side, yet address very real and sometimes difficult issues so effortlessly in the process Windfall was exactly that.Alice, Leo and Teddy the Three Musketeers Each struggling through his or her teenage years dealing with a boatload of stress Alice lost both of her parents at the young a [...]

    Syndi
    this book is ok its about money and luck money is not everything, u people and money can turns into dangerous thing in an immature hands our heroine is a brave young girl she is in love with teddy and with a little luck called lottery, her destiny change she is very mature beyond her age i feel this book lacks of something it feels bland a bit but overal i enjoy it.

    Cesar
    3 starsAlrighty then, so I had a day to dwell and think about my thoughts and overall feelings on Windfall and I think I m ready to give out my honest review If you ve been keeping an eye on my progress of this book, then you would know that I wasn t necessarily happy with a few things.This is my first Jennifer E Smith book and I now understand why so many people either like or dislike her books I m falling somewhere in the middle after I read Windfall Believe me, I do have some issues in regard [...]

    Kirsty Hanson
    What would you do if you won 140 million This is the question that kept circling around in my head as I read this book That s a lot of money And me saying that it s a lot of money is a massive understatement I ve never understood why the lottery even exists Surely, a better way for those jackpot amounts to be spent would be for the government to build a homeless shelter Or even better yet, to buy homeless people homes and food and clothes Not to give that money to someone who probably doesn t ne [...]

    Asheley
    I can t say that I ve ever thought about winning a lottery, but Windfall by Jennifer E Smith will give readers the opportunity to daydream about just that Eighteen year old Teddy ends up winning 141 million dollars from a ticket given to him by his best friend Alice and suddenly, his life completely changes Teddy isn t a stranger to hardship He lives in a one bedroom apartment with his mother because his father gambled all of their money away, then left When Teddy wins enough money to change the [...]

    Liv (Stories For Coffee)
    I really enjoyed reading another Jennifer E Smith book because she doesn t spend the entire novel focusing on the romance that blooms between two characters Instead she focuses on their individual problems and the connection they slowly form as they begin to grow closer together That alone sets a nice pacing for the novel and creates a slow burning romance that always grips my heart Another aspect of the story that she executes so well are the family relationships and friendships that are preval [...]

    Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Life doesn t bend to anyone s will And it doesn t run on credit either Just because the world stole something from me doesn t mean it owes me anything And just because I ve stockpiled a whole lot of bad luck doesn t mean I m due anything good Windfall is a fun and surprisingly emotional read about friendship, unexpected chance, and finding yourself We follow Alice Chapman, who s in love with her best friend, Teddy McAvoy, and gives him a lottery ticket for his 18th birthday And everything change [...]

    Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    5 Words Friendship, change, wealth, love, kindness.This was a very sweet story, and it was exactly what I needed right now It s uplifting and inspiring and feel good at its best.Once I started, I couldn t really put this book down The plot is not fast paced, and by the end it felt like not much had really happened, but ultimately I loved the story itself and the exploration of family and friendship and how they can be changed.Alice was super sugary sweet and selfless and this actually meant that [...]

    Evelyn Romp
    Dit is het allerperfectste boek dat je je maar kunt wensen Ik kan er lang en kort over praten, maar het zal allemaal hier op neerkomen Dit boek KLOPT gewoon.ok ik ga er toch nog iets over zeggen verwacht van dit boek geen verhaal over wat je allemaal kunt doen met 140 miljoen het gaat over vriendschap in een snelkookpan situatie Verder vind ik het geweldig dat de personages net zoveel weten alsn lezers ze hebben dezelfde boeken gelezen, luisteren naar dezelfde muziek in veel boeken wil de schrij [...]

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