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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cashing In by Susan Colebank

Hope P., 14
11/25/2009 11:20:34 AM
Susan Colebank
Cashing In
Dutton Books
2009
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book:
Reggie relies on her own wits throughout the book. When she makes mistakes, she does her best to correct them.
Should this be nominated for Teens' Top Ten? Why?
No
Rating?
3 Readable
Reggie Shaw's father has died three years ago. Her mother is a gambler and a shopaholic. That is not a joke. Her mother can not stop buying things, even when there is no money for the water bill. Reggie has taken to working serious overtime at the Photo department at Cashmart. She has saved and scrimped every dime and is expecting a manager's position. But a complete stranger takes her promotion from her. Just when things can't get any worse, they get better. As in, 1.6 million dollars better. That's right. Reggie mom finally won the lottery. Suddenly,the people that hated Reggie love her. She has a car. She never has to worry about money again. Or does she? if Mrs. Shaw keeps buying big screen televisions and fancy clothes, the money won't last long. This book was readable, with humor and heart.
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