Windfall

Windfall

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This romantic story of hope, chance, and change from the author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is one JENNY HAN says is filled with all of her "favorite things," MORGAN MATSON calls “something wonderful” and STEPHANIE PERKINS says “is rich with the intensity of real love.”

Alice has never believed in luck, but that doesn’t stop her from rooting for love. After pining for her best friend Teddy for years, she jokingly gifts him a lottery ticket—attached to a note professing her love—on his birthday. Then, the unthinkable happens: he actually wins. 
 
At first, it seems like the luckiest thing on earth. But as Teddy gets swept up by his $140 million windfall and fame and fortune come between them, Alice is forced to consider whether her stroke of good fortune might have been anything but.
 
She bought a winning lottery ticket. He collected the cash. Will they realize that true love’s the real prize?

Featured in Seventeen Magazine's "What's Hot Now"

“Windfall is about all of my favorite things—a girl’s first big love, her first big loss, and—her first big luck.”
—JENNY HAN, New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
 
“Windfall is perfectly named; reading it, I felt like I had suddenly found something wonderful.”
—MORGAN MATSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Unexpected Everything
 
“Windfall is rich with the intensity of real love— in all its heartache and hope.”
—STEPHANIE PERKINS, New York Times bestselling author of Isla and the Happily Ever After 

"If you’re looking for your next great read, then you’re in 'luck!'" —Justine Magazine
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Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 417 pages
  • 141 x 208 x 25mm | 431g
  • Delacorte Press
  • English
  • 152476471X
  • 9781524764715
  • 50,370

Review Text

"Smith's dynamic characters and their complex struggles...will keep readers invested." -Publishers Weekly

"Smith weaves a poignant tale of teens coping with loss and change as they balance on the verge of adulthood...Fans of Morgan Matson's and Deb Caletti's books will want to curl up with a box of tissues as they fall under Smith's storytelling spell." -School Library Journal

"[T]his compelling read, gracefully told, raises issues seldom explored in popular fiction. How can we rationalize life's inequalities? What do we owe, and to whom, when blessed with good fortune? Smart and entertaining, as to be expected from Smith." -Kirkus Reviews

"Smith taps into the relatable feelings of young love...she skillfully juxtaposes these romantic complications with the struggles of newfound wealth; family and friend conflicts; and each teen's internal wrestling with the past, present, and future." -VOYA

"Windfall is about all of my favorite things-a girl's first big love, her first big loss, and-her first big luck." -Jenny Han, New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I've Loved Before

"Windfall is perfectly named; reading it, I felt like I had suddenly found something wonderful. It's a story about love, and luck, and the way our lives can change in an instant. I laughed and cried and bought a lottery ticket the very next day." -Morgan Matson, New York Times bestselling author of The Unexpected Everything

"Windfall is rich with the intensity of real love-in all its heartache and hope." -Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Isla and the Happily Ever After

"Windfall is an absolutely brilliant story...you will def want to add this gem to your TBR pile."
-Susane Colasanti, bestselling author of When It Happens

More Praise for Jennifer E. Smith
"Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between is the love story of Clare and Aidan, high school sweethearts who spend one last day together before college separates them, possibly forever. It's also the love story of good friends, of home, of what used to be and what's to come. This latest stunner from Jennifer E. Smith will linger in your aching heart. (But it's a good ache. The best kind.) It's an ache that comes from characters who are so real they breathe, and a relatable story that generates feels-lots of them-on every page." -Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places

"Smith captures the romantic sparks that fly in unusual situations and the way love can build even when circumstances keep people apart. If you like your romances with a bit of European adventure, some New York glamour, and a lot of honest heart, The Geography of You and Me is for you." -E. Lockhart, New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars

"A gorgeous, heartwarming reminder of the power of fate." -The New York Times Book Review on The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
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Review quote

“Windfall is about all of my favorite things—a girl’s first big love, her first big loss, and—her first big luck.” —JENNY HAN, New York Times bestselling author of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before 

“Windfall is perfectly named; reading it, I felt like I had suddenly found something wonderful. It’s a story about love, and luck, and the way our lives can change in an instant. I laughed and cried and bought a lottery ticket the very next day.”  —MORGAN MATSON, New York Times bestselling author of The Unexpected Everything

“Windfall is rich with the intensity of real love—in all its heartache and hope.” —STEPHANIE PERKINS, New York Times bestselling author of Isla and the Happily Ever After

"Windfall is an absolutely brilliant story...you will def want to add this gem to your TBR pile." 
—SUSANE COLASANTI, bestselling author of When It Happens

"Smith’s dynamic characters and their complex struggles...will keep readers invested." —Publishers Weekly

"Smith weaves a poignant tale of teens coping with loss and change as they balance on the verge of adulthood...Fans of Morgan Matson’s and Deb Caletti’s books will want to curl up with a box of tissues as they fall under Smith’s storytelling spell." —School Library Journal

“[T]his compelling read, gracefully told, raises issues seldom explored in popular fiction. How can we rationalize life's inequalities? What do we owe, and to whom, when blessed with good fortune? Smart and entertaining, as to be expected from Smith.” —Kirkus Reviews

"Smith taps into the relatable feelings of young love...she skillfully juxtaposes these romantic complications with the struggles of newfound wealth; family and friend conflicts; and each teen’s internal wrestling with the past, present, and future." —VOYA

More Praise for Jennifer E. Smith
"Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between is the love story of Clare and Aidan, high school sweethearts who spend one last day together before college separates them, possibly forever. It's also the love story of good friends, of home, of what used to be and what's to come. This latest stunner from Jennifer E. Smith will linger in your aching heart. (But it's a good ache. The best kind.) It's an ache that comes from characters who are so real they breathe, and a relatable story that generates feels—lots of them—on every page." —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places
 
"Smith captures the romantic sparks that fly in unusual situations and the way love can build even when circumstances keep people apart. If you like your romances with a bit of European adventure, some New York glamour, and a lot of honest heart, The Geography of You and Me is for you." —E. Lockhart, New York Times bestselling author of We Were Liars
 
“A gorgeous, heartwarming reminder of the power of fate.” —The New York Times Book Review on The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
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About Jennifer E. Smith

Jennifer E. Smith is the author of seven novels for young adults, including The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight. She earned a master’s degree in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages. She lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter at @JenESmith or visit her at jenniferesmith.com.
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6,302 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 19% (1,220)
4 41% (2,565)
3 33% (2,051)
2 6% (390)
1 1% (76)
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