Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery
Think winning the jackpot will solve all your problems?
Life's hard for Lia. Her mum is a nag, her sister a pain and the gorgeous but mysterious Raf seems immune to her charms. When Lia wins £8 million on the lottery, though, suddenly everything is different.
But will Lia's millions create more problems than they solve?
Firstly, a resentful gang of girls at school set up a 'W
I loved the way this book was told.
I found myself thinking what I'd do in Lia's position, what the mysterious Raf was hiding and more about Jack and how he must be feeling. Although, I have to admit, his mother was leaving me beyond frustrated with her childish approach to Lia winning the lottery (which you'll find out more about when you read the book.)
But then it started to go downfall. Don't get me wrong, it was still pretty good, but it started to bore me a little near the end. This was a...more
Money can't buy you love, but it can buy many other very nice things
Lia's mother is a nag, hers sister's a pain and she's getting nowhere in pursuit of the mysterious Raf. Then she wins eight million pound in the Lottery, and suddenly everything is different. But will Lia's fortune create more problems than it solves?
This is not the sort of book I would normally read, but having read other novels by Karen David, I thought I would give it a go. And I enjoyed it, although it is writt...more
Sixteen-year-old Lia, who lives in London, wins 8 million pounds in the lottery. Yes, you can win when you are 16 in the UK. If you are interested that's $16,491,355,288 in the United States. She, understandably goes off the deep end, and has difficulty with her new fame and fortune.
I really hated Lia throughout most of the book. Even before she won. She's only 16, but she's really nasty to her family, a...more
There is a wonderful line about 15 pages into the advance copy where Lia is sitting next to Raf (her possibly, paranormal, future boyfriend) which hooked me into th...more
I'm a bit mixed about this book because the author does a great job of bringing characters to life and I enjoyed her style of writing. I really want to read her other books!
I didn't like that almost all of the characters were selfish, greedy and unlikeable...except for maybe Natasha and Shazia. Lia was rude and pretty awful to her family. Her parents were a bit over the top, and...more
But after reading When I Was Joe, Keren David quickly become one of my favourite British contemporary writers. So I thought I’d give it a go.
From reading other people’s reviews of this book, I have gathered that people weren’t too fussed about Lia. She is spoilt...more
Lia is a 16-year-old girl from Britain and the book starts off when her mom kicks her out of the house (after another one of their fights) and she finds out she won the lottery. As you can imagine, her entire world turns upside down. Lia has to deal with people taking advantage of her, her family's continuous communication issues, and the myste...more
Lia is your typical sixteen year old British teenage girl. She goes to school, has great friends, argues with her mother and is, at times, irritatingly selfish. At the beginning of the story she is so annoying. She has what I like to think of as tee...more
Anyway, it looked fun but I wasn't sure about paying £6.99 when I didn't know what it would turn out like and I've never heard of Karen David before, although apparently she has other notable books for YA...whoops.
This is also a relatively new book, only being rele...more
Lia was great. While at first, she really did get on my nerves a bit (c...more
Keren David's writing is a little annoying in the fact that she's constantly mentioning pop culture icons, which always seems a little tacky to me. But I do like the way the story is told, which doesn't quite become clear until the very end and you realize just how cool it...more
Still, it was an enjoyable book, and I can imagine younger readers who wouldn't quite perceive Lia as irritatingly as I foun...more
she won’t work for her Dad as a Saturday assistant in her Dad’s baker
she thinks her mother is a cash machine. Her friend Jack buys her a
Lottery ticket as a late birthday present Lia wins a huge £8,005,342
her life is about to change but will it make Lia a better person? This
is a really good book, it’s funny easy to read and follow, sounds like
the Author did her research, I would definitely recommend and will look
out for mo...more
Received my copy last night and hope to start soon. Tax season has limited my reading time, and I have 14 plus my current read in front. 3/29/12
Started 5/27/12 and finished 5/28/12
Lia is the typical 16 year old. She is constantly fighting with her parents, particularly her mother, and feels her sister is a bit of a pest. She just wants to be free with her own place, her own stuff and her own friends. Then she wins the lotter...more
It's taken me a couple of months to read it, but I've finally gotten to it, and am really glad!
This book really caught my eye, because of the word: Lottery. Who doesn't want to win the lottery, right?? I sure would! I don't know exactly what I would do with all that money. Personally, I think I would be really scared because I'd be afraid I spend it...more
I have to admit I really thought I was going to hate this book after reading the first few chapters. I can hear you all screaming WHY? Well it is because Lia is just so gosh darn awful. She spews acid from her mouth instead of words, she is toxic and toally selfish a...more
Although there was a blatant lesson to be learned, I enjoyed that there was more to this story then learning the value of one's life with and withou...more
Money doesn’t solve your problems. We all know that, but this book was an entertaining reason to review that lesson. Perfect to YA readers. The lesson doesn’t slap you in the face, but shows you many different points of view.
This is a great summer read. Quick, engaging, and not nearly as shallow as it sounds, "Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery" follows Lia Latimer, new multi-millionaire (winner of over 8 million pounds)