After we read Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce with our mother-daughter book club, my daughter Madeleine wrote this review.
What would you do if you found nearly 1 million English pounds, and had only a little while in which to spend it before the money became worthless? Well, if you’re like the main character in this wonderful book you would attempt to give it to the poor (or you could be like his investment savvy brother, Anthony, and attempt to spend it on real estate, which will then increase in value). Unfortunately, as the story goes along, Damian finds out just how hard it is to do good deeds with such a large and conspicuous amount of money. This is a funny, deep book, which compares child-like innocence with the corruption of greed. I would highly recommend this book (as well as the movie) for book-clubbers of any age. – Madeleine H., Portland, Oregon