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Booktalking "Everything You Want" by Barbara Shoup
Emma never imagined that her psychology class goose, Freud, would be her ticket to the good life. She and her family spend an anxious sleepless night waiting to turn in a winning lotto ticket at the convenience store when it opens at 8 a.m.
Emma's father promptly calls in rich to his lawyer job, but her mother loves teaching and struggles with how to live her life. Sister Jenna is in NYC, delirious with new boyfriend Will. Gramps is in love with his new Winnebago.
Emma loves skiing and dogs, and she used to be an English major at college where roommate Tiffany was always playing Cupid with her love life. Perhaps, she will have a chance with writer Gabe.
New mansion, impulse purchases of Persian rugs, $100 pieces of clothing, puppies, 10-year-old Honda civics, motorcycle trips, random acts of generosity... and the like. Suddenly everything seems to revolve around money.