Review: Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith

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4/5 stars!

Ms. Jennifer E. Smith’s books have always been just your average contemporary YA romance, at least to me. I have always enjoyed her writing and her plotlines but I haven’t found anything special about them until Windfall which obviously is now my favorite by Ms. Smith.

I find her latest book not only beautifully written, but also heartfelt and inspiring. Usually, I complain about the POVs of her books but not this time. I think the narrative view is perfect for the storyline. I also think the plot surprised me because I haven’t encountered a lot of stories about winning the lottery besides the movie, “It Could Happen to You” so it thrilled me a lot to read a book about a teenaged guy winning a lottery although the story is so much more than that.

In truth, this really is a story of a girl struggling with her painful past, confused with her challenging future and tortured by her unsure present complicated further by her hopeless love for a boy who may never love her back.

“Still, it doesn’t seem like all that much to ask: that the boy I love might love me back.” 

*sniffs* You could probably tell how emotionally invested I am in the story and in the characters that are very well-fleshed out, completely dynamic and unpredictable. I love that there were plenty of room for character transformation in the story and even though the book is far from being perfect, I enjoyed every bit of it and several times, the dialogues between Alice and her uncle/aunt managed to form a lump in my throat that easily converted to small drops of tears. I’m looking forward to reading the book again in the near future. 😉

Published by AJ

Hi! I'm Aj from the Philippines. Obviously I love to read and write and from years of experience I have learned that when you love something so much, you would do it absolutely for free so here I am writing stuff for all people to see in the hopes that at least one or maybe two souls could benefit or get little inspiration from what they will read from this blog. Enjoy and spread the love! ;)

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