Jackpot

Nic Stone

fiction contemporary romance young adult
emotional reflective fast-paced

352 pages | first published 2019

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Dear Martin--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 and work races home to take care of her younger brother. Every. Single. Day. When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change, but only if she--with some assistance from her popular and wildly rich classmate Zan--can find the ticket holder who hasn't claimed the prize. But what happens when have and have-nots collide? Will this investigative duo unite...or divide?

Nic Stone, the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out, creates two unforgettable characters in one hard-hitting story about class, money--both too little and too much--and how you make your own luck in the world.

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Moods

funny 66%
emotional 57%
adventurous 52%
hopeful 47%
lighthearted 42%
reflective 38%
inspiring 19%
challenging 14%
mysterious 14%
tense 14%
informative 4%
relaxing 4%
sad 4%

Pace

fast 54%
medium 45%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 17%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 11%

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4.03