"I am going to buy you candy. For your birthday.
No, that's okay…..
I am. It's to late. He started walking backward to the door. You should tell me your favorite now or I'll come back with my favorite.
Reese's Pieces! I called.
Ah. Like E.T.
I'll be right back. He opened the door and went inside.
E.T. Was that an acronym for something? Extra time? Everything? Eat…… things?"
Just recently read Windfall, I was a tad bit weird to read a second book about a recently turned eighteen year old winning the lottery. But I knew that I was in for fluff and all the cheese you can handle with West.
In this cute story of growing up, winning the lottery, finding yourself and dealing with hardcore instincts, you learn to feel for each character and grow along with them. You will laugh, cry and cheer them on as they learn the rules of life and winning the lottery. Not everyone will have your best interest at heart and will try to get what they want. You just have to learn to trust your gut.
For the first half of the book I kept comparing it to Windfall. I immediately rolled my eyes and pushed through. The enjoyment wasn't there due to the comparison, but so quickly learned that this story had another sweet love story to tell. I'm glad I gave it the chance that it truly deserved.
The characters were very easily lovable and none of it felt over the top fake like some contemporaries. And who doesn't love a good E.T. reference?
Now the real question remains….. what would you do with fifty million dollars?