Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery

Lia's Guide to Winning The LotteryMoney can’t buy you love. But it can buy many other very nice things.

Lia’s mum is a nag, her sister’s a pain and she’s getting nowhere in pursuit of the potentially paranormal Raf.

Then she wins £8 million in the lottery, and suddenly everything is different. But will Lia’s fortune create more problems  than it solves? 

Everyone dreams of winning the lottery – but what’s it really like? Find out in this hilarious story by Keren David, nominated for the Carnegie medal and being developed as a musical.



‘Tart, funny and fast-moving, with a touch of rueful realism and a lot of heart.’

Starred review and picked as a Best Teen Books for 2012 in Kirkus 


‘A good example of sharp sassy fiction about urban girls…told with excellent comic timing. The details of how she obtained the winning ticket make a killer punchline.’ Geraldine Brennan, The Observer


‘Hilarious….With money, teen life looks very different in this highly entertaining but also thought-provoking novel written in a convincing teen voice.’  Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4kids


Keren David has managed to pull off something rather clever here – the book is funny, laugh out loud at times, as Lia comes to terms with her Big Win and the changes it makes to her life and with everyone’s attitude towards her BUT at the same time it raises serious issues about our attitudes to money, celebrity, gambling and, dare I say it, teenage sex.  Our Book Reviews