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Lottery
by Patricia Wood

Published: 2007-08-02
Hardcover : 320 pages
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Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: She taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left ...
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(Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: She taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And, most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of thirty-one. Then his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket wins him 12 million dollars, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with. Peopled with characters both wicked and heroic who leap off the pages, Lottery is a deeply satisfying, gorgeously rendered novel about trust, loyalty, and what distinguishes us as capable.

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  "Lottery"by Carolynr (see profile) 09/07/16

Perry L. crandall knows what its like to be an outsider. With an IQ of 76, he's an easy mark. Before his grandmother died, she armed Perry well with what he'd need to know, the importance ... (read more)

 
  "very light weight"by ham67na (see profile) 09/06/12

It should be stated that this book is written for young adult readers. It is fun and an easy read, but not realistic. It reminded me of an older book, "Flowers for Algernon" which was much better. It... (read more)

 
  "Everyone enjoyed this beautiful story"by mnm11901 (see profile) 01/03/09

The story inspired many discussions and everyone thoroughly enjoyed this book.

 
  "An easy read but lacking in depth"by ellenpauline (see profile) 07/22/08

We wanted something "lighter" and this fit the bill. We felt many of the characters were one dimensional. While we all liked the character Keith many other seemed unrealistic and a generalization. There... (read more)

 
  "Beautifully drawn characters and storyline really brought this one to life!"by monkeygirlsmama (see profile) 12/06/07

Wood did can excellent job of portraying Perry, his friends, his family, and his life. You really felt like you knew Perry. And when all was said and done I felt like I really had a new pers... (read more)

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