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.
I read a lot, especially kid and young adult lit. This blog will review what I've been reading. I get most of my reading material from the library, plus I buy books at school book fairs and the usual stores. I look for freebies on Amazon for my Kindle, and I'm happy to review any ARCs or e-galleys I can get my hands on.