Millions

Millions

Book - 2004
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After their mother dies, two brothers find a huge amount of money which they must spend quickly before England switches to the new European currency, but they disagree on what to do with it. Annotation. It was a one-in-a-million chance. A bag crammed with cash comes tumbling out of the air and lands right at Damian's feet. Suddenly the Cunningham brothers are rich. Very rich. They can buy anything they want. There's just one problem -- they have only seventeen days to spend all the money before it becomes worthless. And the crooks who stole the cash in the first place are closing in -- fast. A funny, brilliantly clever and utterly thrilling debut novel that is, quite simply, unforgettable.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2004
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780060733308
0060733306
9780060733315
0060733314
Branch Call Number: J FICTION COTTRELL BOYCE
J FICTION COTTRELL BOYCE
Characteristics: 247 p. ; 22 cm

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sloanelCPL
Dec 08, 2018

I enjoyed this young adult book about a boy who experiences what many of us imagine -- suddenly finding a big bag of money. More specifically, a bag of money falls out of the sky, a particularly significant experience for a boy who is obsessed with saints. What I liked about the book is that it asks us to consider lots of important questions, and it invites us to look at the situation through the lenses of economist, theologian, philosopher, philanthropist, social worker, child, parent, teacher.... The mini-inflation in the school population was a useful teaching story. I liked Damian's neuro-atypical approach, with extreme literalness and honesty, his kindness, his motivation to be excellent (as he understands what that is, often different from the perspective of a parent or teacher) and his struggle to figure out the answer to problems, spiced with encounters with some of the saints who offer solutions. I enjoyed the contrast between Damian and his older brother, Anthony, who has more social moxie but his own set of obsessions.

KATIE ESCHER Jun 07, 2016

This book has so much going on. A little mystery, humor, and suspense makes for an exciting story.

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