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4.40  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  28 reviews
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Dear Martin --which Angie Thomas, the bestselling author of The Hate U Give, called "a must read"--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 a
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: October 15th 2019 by Crown Books for Young Readers
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    Laurie Anderson
    Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: best-of-the-best, ya
    Hold on to your seatbelts, you guys. I got an early peek and this book is amazing!!!

    A deeper review closer to the pub date, I promise!!
    Mary H
    Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
    Haven't read this yet, just combatting an absurd rating from someone else who has certainly not read it. Will update when I've actually read it.
    Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Don’t pickup this book if you have things that need done . I repeat, DON’T PICKUP THIS BOOK IF YOU HAVE THINGS THAT NEED DONE.
    - ̗̀ amy ̖́-
    Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
    ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    Full review to come closer to the release date here and over on my blog!

    (but this was really good y’all)
    Jun 17, 2019 rated it liked it
    Alright, I'm a total Nic Stone fan girl. I literally did football maneuvers in a ballroom to make sure I got this ARC. But, this one
    The story is told from Rico's POV with side anecdotes from the winning lotto ticket, her little brother's toy soldier, and other inanimate objects in an effort to offset Rico's unreliability. I wanted a deeper exploration into her partner in crime's thoughts. I also didn't like the constant reminder of how poor she was. It was redundant and often came acr
    Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Lorraine McCullough
    Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    A Nic Stone novel never disappoints. We’re so excited for this release in October.
    Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Jillian Jones
    May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I was very fortunate to be able to read Jackpot by Nic Stone as a ARC and I must say I was not disappointed. Not that I thought I would be, because it’s Nic Stone and she’s a great author obviously. Jackpot is a great young adult story of Rico Danger (pronounced Don-gur) and Alexander (Zan) Macklin, two unlikely partners who adventure on a journey to find a winning lottery ticket that hasn’t been claimed yet. I really liked this novel a lot! The complexities of winning the lottery and what someo ...more
    Brigid Kapuvari
    Jun 27, 2019 rated it liked it
    Official Rating: 3.75 stars

    Initial Reaction (6/27/19):
    Oh boy. This . . . this is going to take a hot second for me to review. There’s a lot to unpack. Jackpot definitely made me think, which is exactly what I wanted, but let’s just say . . . I was not the biggest fan of the character who was making me think - for reasons to be explained.

    Review (6/28/19):
    All right. So, first things first, Jackpot tells the story of a girl named Rico Danger, who comes from a lower class family. She's had to sacrif
    Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing

    Nic Stone is the author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out which I both loved. So naturally I jumped at the chance to read a new book from her.

    I’m a sucker for unlikely duos: people from different worlds working together. Rico is poor working all hours outside school whereas rich Zan is giving twenty dollars to classmates just so he can take their seats in class. While she is trying to keep her head above water with homework and paying rent, Zan has the luxuries that Rico could only dream
    Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    4.5 Stars!

    *Disclaimer: I picked this up as an ARC at YALC. This has in no way affected my opinion and this is an honest review.*

    This one took me by surprise! I hadn’t read anything else by Nic Stone, even though I have heard wonderful things. When I saw this at YALC, I thought it looked intriguing and was lucky enough to win a copy. Suffice to say that I’m glad I did and definitely will be picking it up more of her work.

    I can’t pin down exactly what it was that really drew me into this story -
    Kristin Crouch
    Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Thank you to Random House for sharing an ARC with Collabookation.
    This book is being billed as a love story, and it is, but it is so much more. For me, this book was more about examining poverty and the effects it has on the family. Rico has had to live, with her mother and brother, in a shelter, and she never wants to have to do that again. So she works hard- so hard- to keep herself housed. Her mom works two jobs, her upstairs neighbor helps with child care, and Rico works as much as she can a
    Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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    Having just watched the classic: Pretty in Pink, I couldn't help but draw some comparisons to Blane and Andi. Rico is hopeful that if she had more money, she would have more freedom and opportunities. Zan's family has a lot of money, but he still feels like his choices are limited. He has strong opinions on how people handle their finances, but Rico thinks he can't really identify with what it means to truly not have enough to make ends meet. I felt like their cute romance was secondary to the ...more
    Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Rico is poor, but proud, Zan is rich and kind of pushy and together they make a very complicated couple. To make things even more interesting there’s an unclaimed lottery ticket, Rico is sure she knows who bought it, but she needs Zan’s help finding that person. This is a touching story of two teens experiencing each other’s worlds, Rico’s poverty and Zan’s wealth. Thank you BEA and Random House Young Adult Books for the ARC
    Sandy O'Brien
    Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Rico’s days consist of school, work, & then going home to take care of her little brother Jax. She works to help keep her family afloat & on top of all of their everyday bills.

    On Christmas Eve the jack-pot winning lottery ticket is sold at the Gas ‘N’ Go where she works & Rico believes that is just the luck she needs, which leads her to ask for help from an unlikely source, Zan. Zan is the golden boy and filthy rich.
    They start on a journey to find the missing lottery ticket, but alo
    Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc
    Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for allowing me to give an honest and unbiased review of this. This is my second Nic Stone book and I loved it just as much as the first, depsite and because of the difference in the subject matter. The characters in this and fleshed out and real. I wanted more of everyone. This was such a fun and powerful story. Please read it when its released.
    Mackenzie Lauka
    Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: arc, bookexpo19
    A wonderfully fun story about a girl trying to find the owner of a winning lotto ticket. With the help of a particularly enigmatic boy she goes on this quest and learns a lot about herself along the way.
    Cody Roecker
    Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    I feel like I won the lottery reading this book so early.

    So, so, so, so effing good. Nic is one of the funniest YA authors in the game right now and this book has the same level heart, humor, and gut-punching power. I loved every moment
    May 15, 2019 rated it liked it
    Shelves: arc, ya
    Really 3.5 stars. It took me a little longer than I had hoped to become invested in the story, but once I hit the halfway point, it went quickly and was a fun read. I like that the ending is hopeful, but would have loved an epilogue to tell me what becomes of the two main characters.
    May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    I was fortunate enough to receive an arc of this novel during TLA. This novel was excellent read. It was a great blend of excitement and romance. I don’t want to give too much away but I will post my full review once the novel is released
    Angela Shores
    Jul 08, 2019 rated it liked it
    Fast paced storyline that keeps you reading. A don’t want to put down kind of read. While I like that the ending isn’t all happily-ever-after perfect, I was a little bummed at how it played out just a tad. I think I wanted a other chapter or two.
    Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
    LOVED this book! Addictive and compulsive read.
    Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This is a page turner that my students are going to love!!
    Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Thanks to someone on Twitter I was able to get hold of an early copy!
    I have to say the best books are the ones you did know you even wanted to read until you do and you love it!
    Ann Kareen
    Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
    This was so good when I read it but I don't want to spoil it because I had an advanced readers copy. You will enjoy everything about it.
    Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Your new favorite Nic Stone novel has everything: mystery, a slow-burn romance, and enough laugh out loud moments to make you forget the underlying tension in this book about poverty. By the end of the novel, however, you'll be wondering how you fit into the equation and questioning yourself as much as Rico and Zan. Put this one high on your TBR and prepare for the epic highs and lows of Stone's finest novel to date.
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    Nic Stone was born and raised in a suburb of Atlanta, GA, and the only thing she loves more than an adventure is a good story about one. After graduating from Spelman College, she worked extensively in teen mentoring and lived in Israel for a few years before returning to the US to write full-time. Growing up with a wide range of cultures, religions, and backgrounds, Stone strives to bring these d ...more
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