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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 lifeMeet Rico high school senior and afternoon shift cashier at the Gas 'n' Go who after school and work races home to take car. I love the concept of this one Two teenagers one rich and one poor are brought together as they try to retrace the steps of an old lady who may have just won herself over a hundred million dollars It’s also possible she may not even have realized itRico sure knows she could use the money Her family lives above their means in an apartment they can hardly afford Rico her mom and younger brother Jax don’t even have health insurance or healthy food half of the time yet her mom refuses to seek help preferring to work two jobs To save face maybe She is doing her best to give her children access to good schools but what’s the point if Rico can’t even go to college She must help her mom pay billsSo finding that winning ticket is of outmost importance to Rico Her co pilot’s reasons for tagging along on this adventure seem uite different because Zan’s family is swimming in money and yet both realize that while they may be from two separate worlds they are not incredibly different after all Life can hit anyone hardThis was my third novel from Nic Stone and the third one I’ve enjoyed too This author has a very uniue writing style I could have recognized her as the author of this book even if her name hadn’t been written on it She explores social issues that are critical to her like poverty racism stereotypes and I don’t even have to read her bio or background to know that I could feel it as I read this book Another winner from Nic Stone BTW I really like her nameBlog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google | Bloglovin’

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Ve and have nots collide Will this investigative duo uniteor divideNic 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. Wow Wowowowow I think this book made my brain explode a little bit but in a good way So much to think about after finishing this one I’ll write of a review once I process my thoughts better but for now preorder this one Nic never disappoints but she REALLY did something great with Jackpot Identity Politics Inside Out you make Sundri your own luck in the world. Wow Wowowowow I think this book made my brain explode a little bit but in a good way So much to think about after finishing this one I’ll write of a review once I process my thoughts better but for now preorder this one Nic never disappoints but she REALLY did something great with Jackpot

Nic Stone Ý 5 Read

E 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 ha. Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestJACKPOT is the story of a teenage girl living about an inch above the poverty line She works at a convenience store clerk which is how she ends up meeting the woman who bought the winning lottery ticket and also the rich young heir Zan who ends up playing willing accomplice to her heist to notify the woman of her good fortune and perhaps get a cut of that sweet sweet cashI haven't read anything by this author before although I do actually own her other book DEAR MARTIN and I had a lot of mixed thoughts while reading Ultimately I do think I liked this book with reservations which I'll list out hereWhat I liked ✔️ Realistic portrayal of what it's like living paycheck to paycheck I think a lot of YA and NA try to romanticize being low income like you have no cred if you aren't starving It's always for a sacrifice or a cause and I hate that because I think it feeds into the mistaken belief that people without money have done something to deserve that Rico's struggles to provide with her family and their sacrifices really hit hard I liked that a lot✔️ Diversity everywhere Rico and her younger brother are biracial and so actually is Zan There's a lot of interracial families in here and lots of discussions about culture and not a whole lot of bigotry while somehow also managing to talk about privilege and discrimination I think it's a very positive rep for the most part and I really liked that a lot I think a lot of teens probably will too✔️ Female friendship Jessica was a great and supportive character and so was her boyfriend Ness The two of them as a couple were very cozy and I liked their interludes✔️ A good heist story I like the idea of kids going on adventures to win money Adventure stories were really big in the 80s and 90s and then kind of tapered off My generation grew up with those types of stories so it was nostalgic to see a similar one but wearing grown up clothes #YASWhat I didn't like❌ The weird interludes with inanimate objects There's all these micro chapters narrated from the point of view of inanimate objects money houses pieces of paper etc I didn't like that It was a bit too surreal and precious and kept yanking me out of the story Whatever the author was going for it didn't uite work and I wasn't a fan❌ The sarcastic humor Same problem with the inanimate object interludes it felt like it was trying too hard There were a few moments of genuine humor in here but it felt like Rico had to have a retort for literally everything and eventually it got exhausting and annoying Rico was not a very nice character and while I get her struggles she was really hard to like I never warmed up to her especially at the end when she reveals her true colors as to how far she'll go to get the winnings❌ The romance I didn't really buy it I didn't like Rico so I didn't see what Zan saw in her and why he took all her attitude and meanness It wasn't a very positive relationship Zan had problems too and was too pushy and privileged and sometimes sexist but he didn't make me recoil the way Rico did with all of her actions❌ The ending Not going to say anything else on this because spoilers but yeahThis wasn't a bad book and ultimately I did end up liking it than I disliked it but it won't be topping any of my favorites lists any time soon I think people will either love or hate this one tbh depending on how they feel about the main character and her humor Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review  3 stars


10 thoughts on “Jackpot Author Nic Stone

  1. says:

    Even though I predicted the ending of this one pretty early on there is just something about Nic Stone's writing that really does it for me and I liked this one SO MUCH My favorite bits were the parts written in the perspective of different inanimate objects because I feel like they just really gave this that little extra something and honestly y'all this was just so fun and you need to read it


  2. says:

    I love the concept of this one Two teenagers one rich and one poor are brought together as they try to retrace the steps of an old lady who may have just won herself over a hundred million dollars It’s also possible she may not even have realized itRico sure knows she could use the money Her family lives above their means in an apartment they can hardly afford Rico her mom and younger brother Jax don’t even have health insurance or healthy food half of the time yet her mom refuses to seek help preferring to work two jobs To save face maybe? She is doing her best to give her children access to good schools but what’s the point if Rico can’t even go to college? She must help her mom pay billsSo finding that winning ticket is of outmost importance to Rico Her co pilot’s reasons for tagging along on this adventure seem uite different because Zan’s family is swimming in money and yet both realize that while they may be from two separate worlds they are not incredibly different after all Life can hit anyone hardThis was my third novel from Nic Stone and the third one I’ve enjoyed too This author has a very uniue writing style I could have recognized her as the author of this book even if her name hadn’t been written on it She explores social issues that are critical to her like poverty racism stereotypes and I don’t even have to read her bio or background to know that I could feel it as I read this book Another winner from Nic Stone BTW I really like her nameBlog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google | Bloglovin’


  3. says:

    Hold on to your seatbelts you guys I got an early peek and this book is amazing A deeper review closer to the pub date I promise


  4. says:

    Jackpot by Nic Stone is the YA jewel I didn’t know I needed Rico is tough and serious in her determinedly matter of fact way She knows all she will ever need to know about each of her classmates Without having an actual conversation Rico knows what their home lives must be She can tell what type of people they are Rico is so grown she even knows exactly how each of her peers sees herSo it’s not such a big deal for Rico to stay out of that basic high school drama; she’s truly got no time for it anyway Mama is hounding her to pick up extra shifts at the gas station The purest person on the planet her little brother Jax seems to stay sick And she does still need to graduate Zan rich boy because of daddy’s toilet paper is not someone Rico ever envisioned approaching Truth be told she hid when he popped into her Gas ’n’ Go on Christmas Eve just so she wouldn’t have to be polite to him But now his mad hacker skills may be exactly what Rico needs Something else happened that night before Christmas Rico sold a winning lotto ticket but the prize has not been claimed Rico vividly recalls chatting with the sweet little lady who mentioned being forgetful She will do everything possible to track this woman down in time to claim the jackpotWhile the sullen Rico is stuck with the inexplicably cheerful Zan she grows annoyed by his habit of asking the uestions that most folks would just mull over silently Replying to his sneaky probing seemingly innocent ueries got Rico thinking More time together meant self realization and Rico began to wonder if her earlier assumptions were not entirely accurate Maybe being part of a family that is financially well off does not necessarily mean having whatever you want Perhaps someone can be decked out in all Nike attire and still legitimately need food stamps Maybe money is a blessing Or it could be a curse Ms Stone’s characters are authentic enough to feel familiar but fresh enough to be invigorating Day to day life even when infused with Something Different is realistic and relatable The occasional appearance of unexpected and unlikely narrators elevates the entire book in a way that I find intensely delightful


  5. says:

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestJACKPOT is the story of a teenage girl living about an inch above the poverty line She works at a convenience store clerk which is how she ends up meeting the woman who bought the winning lottery ticket and also the rich young heir Zan who ends up playing willing accomplice to her heist to notify the woman of her good fortune and perhaps get a cut of that sweet sweet cashI haven't read anything by this author before although I do actually own her other book DEAR MARTIN and I had a lot of mixed thoughts while reading Ultimately I do think I liked this book with reservations which I'll list out hereWhat I liked ✔️ Realistic portrayal of what it's like living paycheck to paycheck I think a lot of YA and NA try to romanticize being low income like you have no cred if you aren't starving It's always for a sacrifice or a cause and I hate that because I think it feeds into the mistaken belief that people without money have done something to deserve that Rico's struggles to provide with her family and their sacrifices really hit hard I liked that a lot✔️ Diversity everywhere Rico and her younger brother are biracial and so actually is Zan There's a lot of interracial families in here and lots of discussions about culture and not a whole lot of bigotry while somehow also managing to talk about privilege and discrimination I think it's a very positive rep for the most part and I really liked that a lot I think a lot of teens probably will too✔️ Female friendship Jessica was a great and supportive character and so was her boyfriend Ness The two of them as a couple were very cozy and I liked their interludes✔️ A good heist story I like the idea of kids going on adventures to win money Adventure stories were really big in the 80s and 90s and then kind of tapered off My generation grew up with those types of stories so it was nostalgic to see a similar one but wearing grown up clothes #YASWhat I didn't like❌ The weird interludes with inanimate objects There's all these micro chapters narrated from the point of view of inanimate objects money houses pieces of paper etc I didn't like that It was a bit too surreal and precious and kept yanking me out of the story Whatever the author was going for it didn't uite work and I wasn't a fan❌ The sarcastic humor Same problem with the inanimate object interludes it felt like it was trying too hard There were a few moments of genuine humor in here but it felt like Rico had to have a retort for literally everything and eventually it got exhausting and annoying Rico was not a very nice character and while I get her struggles she was really hard to like I never warmed up to her especially at the end when she reveals her true colors as to how far she'll go to get the winnings❌ The romance I didn't really buy it I didn't like Rico so I didn't see what Zan saw in her and why he took all her attitude and meanness It wasn't a very positive relationship Zan had problems too and was too pushy and privileged and sometimes sexist but he didn't make me recoil the way Rico did with all of her actions❌ The ending Not going to say anything else on this because spoilers but yeahThis wasn't a bad book and ultimately I did end up liking it than I disliked it but it won't be topping any of my favorites lists any time soon I think people will either love or hate this one tbh depending on how they feel about the main character and her humor Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review  3 stars


  6. says:

    This book was one of the YA reads that wasn't on my radar at all I've never read any books by Nic Stone so this was my first Thank You Netgalley for granting me an arc I'd say this was about a 35 as I had to knock some stars off my review for some things I had a problem withSo this is the story of Rico who is a girl living with her mom and little brother working pretty much full time while going to school to help her mother make ends meet Rico is trying to track down this old lady who she believes bought a winning lottery ticket at her gas station in hopes of getting that ticket and claiming the money for herself See Rico is like a second mother to her younger brother and she just wants a life where she can provide for him and give him the world Where they don't have to just barely make rent at the end of the month and do without Where the rich kids at school won't bully themRico's momRico's mother seriously got on my nerves After her bad decisions she basically puts it all on her daughter to help take care of the family because she's too proud to apply for government assistance But also insists on having them live in an area they can't afford under the guise of wanting better schools for her children She never gets the dragging she deserves because bad parenting like that should've be excused There was also a missed opportunity to inform people on the types of services available at little to no cost for single mothers Services her family could've desperate used instead of Rico's mother working her to exhaustion She has colitis but doesn't want to go on medicaid even after Rico calls her out She doesn't have a change of mind instead just decides to go waste money on a vacation they can't afford In another book someone from outside the family would've called her out about her shitty parentingAlso one thing I found strange is that Zan asks Rico What are you? and he clarifies that he means ethnically because it perplexes him that she doesn't know a popular rap song Now we black girls know there's a stereotype that if you are a pretty black girl you must be mixed with somethingAnd it's acknowledged that it's offensive but we still go there anyway I expected her response to be The black girl with the high cheekbones and curly hair is of course mixed And Rico goes into this whole explanation about her exotic background with an Afro Spanish father and biracial mother who was raised by a white fatherI will say this book's strongest point is the effortless chemistry between Zan and Rico They are a classic YA rom com duo Zan is the rich boy who comes across like a bad boy but it really a cool down to earth dude Rico seeks him out because he was at that gas station that day and she heard some rumors that he's good with computers He doesn't open up much and he's kind of intrigued by her since at school she talks to no one Once he and Rico form a friendship he really tries to get her to open up and does what he can to make her and her brother's lives a little easier Which while cute at times can come across a little white saviorish I would've loved to hear of his POV vs the random objects POV we heard instead I found his family dynamic very interesting Him picking up Rico every day gave me shades ofNot sure how I feel about that ending It didn't end the way that I expected


  7. says:

    Haven't read this yet just combatting an absurd rating from someone else who has certainly not read it Will update when I've actually read it


  8. says:

    Don’t pickup this book if you have things that need done I repeat DON’T PICKUP THIS BOOK IF YOU HAVE THINGS THAT NEED DONE


  9. says:

    Wow Wowowowow I think this book made my brain explode a little bit but in a good way? So much to think about after finishing this one I’ll write of a review once I process my thoughts better but for now preorder this one Nic never disappoints but she REALLY did something great with Jackpot


  10. says:

    Alright I'm a total Nic Stone fan girl I literally did football maneuvers in a ballroom to make sure I got this ARC But this one feltoffThe story is told from Rico's POV with side anecdotes from the winning lotto ticket her little brother's toy soldier and other inanimate objects in an effort to offset Rico's unreliability I wanted a deeper exploration into her partner in crime's thoughts I also didn't like the constant reminder of how poor she was It was redundant and often came across as melodramatic This coming from someone from a low socioeconomic backgroundThings I did love Jess as a character was phenomenal and exactly who Rico needed to help her put her life in perspective Also the bathroom scene with Rico and her mom was done to perfection All that to say I'm still a total Nic Stone fangirl but I didn't love Rico with the same vigor and gusto that I loved Jupiter Charity Sanchez


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