Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Everything You Want

Everything You Want by Barbara Shoup (Woodbury, MN: Flux, 2008).

This novel explores the classic fantasy: what would you do if you won the lottery? That's what happens to Emma Hammond's family, and Emma humorously relates the impact of money on her life. To start, she's a fairly insecure freshman at Indiana University in Bloomington, unsure of what she's really doing in school, unhappy with her appearance, and kind of lost in this new sea of people. (Shout out to Bloomington residents & IU alum--lots of town and campus scenery!) She quickly learns that money is not a panacea, but her journey is worth reading as she learns to deal confidently with the relationships in her life.

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