Jackpot by Nic Stone audiobook

Jackpot

By Nic Stone
Read by Nic Stone

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7.35 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780593104729

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin--which Angie Thomas, the bestselling author of The Hate U Give, called "a must read"--comes a pitch-perfect romance that examines class, privilege, and how a stroke of good luck can change an entire life. Meet Rico: high school senior and afternoon-shift cashier at the Gas 'n' Go, who after school and work races home to take care 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 have and have-nots collide? Will this investigative duo unite...or divide? Nic 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. "A delightful, hilarious romance that digs into issues surrounding class. You'll laugh as much as you sigh while reading this novel about luck, love...and how having a little bit of both is more than enough." --Paste "Funny, captivating, and thoughtful." --The Atlantic

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin--which Angie Thomas, the bestselling author of The Hate U Give, called "a must read"--comes a pitch-perfect romance that examines class, privilege, and how a stroke of good luck can change an entire life. Meet Rico: high school senior and afternoon-shift cashier at the Gas 'n' Go, who after school and work races home to take care 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 have and have-nots collide? Will this investigative duo unite...or divide? Nic 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. "A delightful, hilarious romance that digs into issues surrounding class. You'll laugh as much as you sigh while reading this novel about luck, love...and how having a little bit of both is more than enough." --Paste "Funny, captivating, and thoughtful." --The Atlantic

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Powerful, wrenching. John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down
Stone challenges stereotypical notions of what it means to be straight, bisexual, or gay, showing how sexual identities and desires can be as complicated as the individual human brain. PW
An important and necessary love story. SLJ
Absolutely incredible, honest, gut-wrenching. A must read! Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give
Painfully timely and deeply moving. Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author
A visceral portrait of a young man reckoning with the ugly, persistent violence of social injustice. PW
"Teens, librarians and teachers alike will find this book a godsend. . . . Vivid and powerful. Booklist, starred review
Raw and gripping. Jason Reynolds, bestselling coauthor of All American Boys
Filled with rich character development, whip-smart dialogue, and a layered exploration of financial precariousness… Stone delivers a thoughtful and polished novel about class, privilege, and relative poverty.  Kirkus Reviews
Essential reading. Booklist, starred review
Stone delivers a thoughtful and polished novel about class, privilege, and relative poverty. Kirkus Reviews
"Smart, humorous and hopeful. Shelf Awareness
Hard-to-put-down, enjoyable read. Booklist 
A deftly constructed tale that is equal parts satisfying wish-fulfillment and light-handed lessons learned…. This is a real winner. SLJ
"By turns romantic, funny, and surprising, the story explores how class, status, and money—or lack thereof—have the ability to limit or expand life opportunities, the choices we make, and our universal need for love and connection. The Horn BookPraise for Odd One Out:
For fans of authors who dig complex relationships, like Shannon M. Parker, Ashley Woodfolk and Misa Sugiura. Paste Magazine
Declaring yourself--how you would like to be represented and whom you want to love and connect with--is treated with real tenderness. The New York Times
Fans of Nic and new readers will find themselves engrossed. Teen Vogue
“Listeners will find winning humor in this audiobook as narrator and author Nic Stone provides a flawless, upbeat performance…Listeners get the bonus of hearing the flirtatious back-and-forth between the teens, including Zan’s capricious way of mispronouncing Rico’s surname. Stone also brings a delightfully over-the-top performance to the inanimate objects that act as a Greek chorus. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award ." AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Nic Stone

Author Bio: Nic Stone

Nic Stone is an Atlanta native and a Spelman College graduate. After working extensively in teen mentoring and living in Israel for several years, she returned to the United States to write full-time. Her debut novel for young adults, Dear Martin, was a New York Times bestseller and a William C. Morris Award finalist. Odd One Out was an NPR Best Book of the Year and a Rainbow Book List Top Ten selection.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Coming-of-Age
Runtime: 7.35
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English