Jackpot by Nic Stone


Nic Stone

fiction Contemporary Romance Young Adult
emotional reflective fast-paced

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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 good luck can change an entire life.

Meet Rico: high school senior and afternoon-shift cashier at the Gas 'n' Go, who after school and work races home to take care 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 have and have-nots collide? Will this investigative duo unite...or divide?

Nic 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.

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summary of 106 ratings (see reviews)


funny 66%
lighthearted 66%
emotional 55%
adventurous 33%
hopeful 33%
inspiring 33%
reflective 33%
challenging 22%
informative 11%
relaxing 11%
sad 11%
tense 11%


medium 50%
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Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 22%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

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Flaws of characters centre-stage?

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