Jackpot by Nic Stone
Nic Stone, the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin, 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.
Seventeen-year-old Rico splits her time outside school between looking after her younger brother and working in the local gas station to help her mum pay the bills. So when she sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket and the money goes unclaimed, Rico thinks maybe her luck has changed.
If she can find the ticket holder and reunite them with the cash, hopefully, she will get a cut of the winnings. . .
That is if she can avoid falling for the annoyingly handsome (and filthy rich) boy she roped into helping her with the hunt.
Praise for Nic Stone: 'Absolutely incredible, honest, gut-wrenching! A must-read!' Angie Thomas, bestselling author of The Hate U Give
'Powerful, wrenching and compulsively readable' John Green, bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars
'Earnest, funny, achingly human, and unshakably hopeful' Becky Albertalli, author be Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
'Painfully timely and deeply moving, this is the novel the next generation should be reading' Jodi Picoult
'Raw and gripping' Jason Reynolds, bestselling author of The Long Way Down
'Radiant Masterpiece' Adam Silvera, bestselling author of They Both Die At the End