Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
When 16-year-old Lia wins eight million pounds in the lottery it seems like a dream come true. But will her parents let her quit school and move out? How will her friends adjust to her new-found wealth? And, is mysterious new boy Raf only interested in her money? Money, it seems, can make things an awful lot more complicated than you'd think.
Taking a scenario many of us dream about, this book goes beyond simple wish fulfilment and touches on some deeper issues around friendship, religion and ambition. And thanks to well-drawn characters and interesting plot twists it never feels like a dry morality tale or a clichéd warning that money can't buy happiness. Instead it's accessible, enjoyable, easy-to-read and very funny.