Hardcover – 2 May 2017
by Jennifer E. Smith (Author)
- Publisher : Delacorte Press (2 May 2017)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 039955937X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0399559372
- Reading age : 12 – 17 years
- Item Weight : 544 g
- Dimensions : 14.94 x 3.4 x 21.59 cm
This romantic story of hope, chance, and change from the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is one JENNY HAN says is filled with all of her “favorite things,” MORGAN MATSON calls “something wonderful” and STEPHANIE PERKINS says “is rich with the intensity of real love.”
Alice has never believed in luck, but that doesn’t stop her from rooting for love. After pining for her best friend Teddy for years, she jokingly gifts him a lottery ticket—attached to a note professing her love—on his birthday. Then, the unthinkable happens: he actually wins.
At first, it seems like the luckiest thing on earth. But as Teddy gets swept up by his $140 million windfall and fame and fortune come between them, Alice is forced to consider whether her stroke of good fortune might have been anything but.
She bought a winning lottery ticket. He collected the cash. Will they realize that true love’s the real prize?
Featured in Seventeen Magazine’s “What’s Hot Now”
“Windfall is about all of my favorite things—a girl’s first big love, her first big loss, and—her first big luck.”
—JENNY HAN, New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
“Windfall is perfectly named; reading it, I felt like I had suddenly found something wonderful.”
—MORGAN MATSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Unexpected Everything
“Windfall is rich with the intensity of real love— in all its heartache and hope.”
—STEPHANIE PERKINS, New York Times bestselling author of Isla and the Happily Ever After
“If you’re looking for your next great read, then you’re in ‘luck!'” —Justine Magazine
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Author(s): Publisher: Delacorte Press
Let luck find you.
Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.
At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.
As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined…and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.