You May Already Be a Winner by Ann Dee Ellis

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Read You May Already Be a Winner Online Free - For fans of Ali Benjamin's The Thing About Jellyfish and Katherine Applegate's Crenshaw comes the humorous and heart aching story of one girl's struggle to keep hope alive for her and her younger sister in Sunny Pines Trailer Park.

Twelve-year-old Olivia Hales has a foolproof plan for winning a million dollars so that she and her little sister, Berkeley, can leave behind Sunny Pines Trailer Park.

But first she has to:
- Fix the swamp cooler and make dinner and put Berkeley to bed because her mom is too busy to do all that
- Write another letter to her dad even though he hasn't written back yet
- Teach Berk the important stuff, like how to make chalk drawings, because they can't afford day care and Olivia has to stay home from school to watch her
- Petition her oddball neighbors for a circus spectacular, because there needs to be something to look forward to at dumb-bum Sunny Pines
- Become a super-secret spy to impress her new friend Bart
- Enter a minimum of fourteen sweepstakes a day. Who knows? She may already be a winner!

Olivia has thought of everything . . . except herself. Who will take care of her when she needs it? Luckily, somewhere deep down between her small intestine and stomach is a tiny voice reminding her that sometimes people can surprise you--and sometimes your family is right next door.

Title : You May Already Be a Winner
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ISBN : 1101993855
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Evelina | AvalinahsBooks rated it ★★★★☆

July 06, 2017

#Wrong number 1 So at first I thought this book would be easy and fun. A kids' read. Just what I need right now. #Wrong number 2 Then I thought it would be a three star read. #Wrong number 3 I thought it would be pretty forgettable. And that it would probably have typical tropes. Well, guess...

Medeia rated it ★★★★☆

June 27, 2017

I was torn on whether to give this book 3 or 4 I'll say it's a 3.5. Great voice and characters here, but certain scenes seem rushed or shifting too fast and other scenes have numerous names dropped, adding confusion to the story. This will not prevent me from reading more from the auth...

Maureen rated it ★★★★☆

July 04, 2017

This was a novel that was hard to read. It was depressing because as a teacher, I am sure I have students in dire straights like Olivia and her family and I just don't know. I think the heart of the novel is learning it is important to learn to trust and rely on others, just as Olivia did. I am a...

Geneviève rated it ★★★★☆

August 13, 2017

Wow! You May Already Be a Winner is such a cute, heartbreaking, funny and comforting read! I loved it from the start until the end. The story is about a 12 year old girl, Olivia, who has to be independent and able to take care of herself and her younger sister, Berkeley, since nobody is. To be ab...

Alicia rated it ★★★★☆

July 04, 2017

A beautiful and hard story. My favorite kind. And while I'm reading more middle grade than I have ever before, I have an issue with pat endings. I am a proponent of realistic albeit unfortunate endings because they need to feel authentic and ultimately Ellis resolved the book with readers underst...

Amy rated it ★★★★☆

July 12, 2017

The sarcasm of Raymie Nightingale. The bleak, innocent narration of Room. This is the darkest middle grade book I have ever read. It shattered my heart and it’s not even written to be a tear jerker. The 12-year-old protagonist, Olivia, tells the story in such an innocent, aloof way that is really...

Crystal rated it ★★★★☆

July 12, 2017

Sometimes you read a book that leaves your mind as soon as you close it, and sometimes you read a book that you can't stop thinking about long after you've finished it. You May Already Be A Winner is a story that touches on some very difficult topics and has one of those characters that you just...

Barbara rated it ★★★★☆

July 04, 2017

- 4/5. I received a free book of this book from the publisher via a Goodreads giveaway. "You May Already Be a Winner" tells the story of thirteen year old Olivia, a young girl with a wild imagination living in Sunny Pines trailer park. After her dad leaves the family (just temporarily, of course,...

Sherry rated it ★★★★☆

August 31, 2017

A very good book for middle school readers; it may be confusing for younger or struggling readers because the main character and narrator tells lies to help her cope with her current life--father gone, mother struggling to keep everything together. This book would be a good introduction to unreli...

Patrick rated it ★★★★☆

July 29, 2017

Olivia is trying to keep it together for her family. Taking care of little sister Berk. Helping her mother out because she can't seem to do it on her own. Writing to her father that is away and doesn't write back. Plus entering all the contests she can to win big time! Enjoyable audio book!

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