Cashing In by Susan Colebank
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. Suddenly the money and the 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.
I can’t be the only one who’s seen that E! thing on the Curse of the Lottery or whatever the show’s called, can I? About how horrible things happen to so many people that win the lottery?
It kind of amazes me how many of them end up broke or in some sort of legal trouble after winning big in the lottery and a whole book (fiction or not) focusing on one family and how the lottery affected them seems like it could be really interesting to read.
Scheduled to come out November 12, 2009.