Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: Cashing In

Cashing In by Susan Colebank
Coming out on November 12, 2009 (Dutton Juvenile)

   There are some problems even winning the lottery can't fix.
   With as many hours as Reggie Shaw puts in at the Cashmart, it's no wonder that her grades and her friendships are slipping. Worst of all, Reggie's mother's inability to keep a job means that Reggie is pulling the weight of two people. Then, Reggie's mom wins big in the lottery. Soon the money-and popularity-comes pouring in. But when Reggie finds out that her mother has been borrowing more money than she actually won, she must face up to the fact that happiness can't be bought--it only comes with hard work.
This one sounds (and looks--love that cover!) really cute, but also seems like it's carrying a good message. Plus, I love the idea of a family winning a lottery! I'm excited to check this one out.


Juju said...

Wow. Sounds good. Sounds like it would make a great movie starring Natalie Portman.

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

That does sound pretty interesting!


a flight of minds said...

Ooh, sounds interesting. The cover is too cute and the book sounds like it'll match the cover. :) Great pick.

- Alex

Kiki said...

oh that must be really bad, that even the lottery can't pay for all the debts. What kind of woman is reggie's mom?
it sounds like a really interesting read