Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery by Keren David

Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery

Written by Keren David

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Teenager Lia is used to dealing with falling in love, arguing with her family and shopping! In fact, her Mum has just kicked her out of the house when her lottery numbers come up. Suddenly, Lia is £8 million pounds richer. Her account of what money can – and can’t buy – is hilarious. With money, teen life looks very different in this highly entertaining but also thought-provoking novel written in a convincing teen voice.


Lia's Guide to Winning the Lottery by Keren David

Money can't buy you love. But it can buy many other very nice things. Lia's mum is a nag, her sister's a pain and she's getting nowhere in pursuit of the potentially paranormal Raf. Then she wins GBP8 million in the lottery, and suddenly everything is different. But will Lia's fortune create more problems than it solves? Everyone dreams of winning the lottery - but what's it really like? Find out in this hilarious story by Keren David, whose acclaimed debut novel, When I Was Joe, was Highly Commended for the Booktrust Teenage Prize.


A really funny and thought-provoking tale of a teenage Lottery winner - and the inevitable chaos that follows. - Bookseller

A laugh-out-loud story of family life turned upside down by Lia's winning lottery ticket. Masquerading as a light-hearted read, this delightful book introduces a larger-than-life family struggling to stay calm with two teenage girls in their midst! - Bookseller

A thoughtful, salutary, well-researched tale. - Independent on Sunday

Told with humour and a light touch, there are some mysteries to explore and hints of danger, but essentially, this is a coming-of-age story. - Tall Tales and Short Stories

Wise, funny, ingeniously plotted and deeper by far than its chick-lit type exterior suggests. - Jewish Chronicle

Surely you can buy a perfect life with £8 mill? Lia knows differently. Sweet, sad and very, very funny. - Bliss

'It's serious, funny, realistic and light-hearted, which is basically everything I've come to expect from this author.' - Wondrous

About the Author

Keren David

Keren David was brought up in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire and went to school in Hatfield. She left school at 18 and got a job as a messenger girl on a newspaper, then took an apprenticeship as a junior reporter. She was freelancing as a reporter on the old Fleet Street by her mid-twenties and, after living and working in Scotland for two years, was appointed as a news editor on The Independent at the age of 27.

Keren worked at The Independent for six years, moving from news to become a commissioning editor on the Comment pages. She and her family then went to live in Amsterdam for eight years where she was editor in chief of a photo-journalism agency. On returning to the UK, she attended a course on writing for children at the City University. When I Was Joe started out as a project for that course. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

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352 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

4th August 2011




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