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All the Money in the World by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, reviewed by Farrah
The premise of this book immediately appealed to me and I was eager to begin. With an engaging, fast-paced plot that follows the main character Penny as she navigates poverty whilst longing for a better life. Without wishing to give away spoilers, opportunities arise from Penny’s newfound wealth and the author, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, skilfully discusses topics such as privilege, poverty and money in a way that is accessible and understandable for all ages, including younger readers. I found the characters realistic and their stories immersive, with the message the book provides lingering with you long after you turn the last page. I highly recommend you pick this book up when it is released. Click here for my BookTok review @readbyfarrah. Enjoy.
One day you’re broke. The next, you have all the money in the world. What would you do? A gripping, timely story about cold, hard cash and little white lies for fans of Jenny Valentine, Siobhan Dowd and Lara Williamson.
Fifteen-year-old Penny longs for something better. Better than a small, damp flat. Better than her bullying classmates and uninterested teachers.
Better than misery and poverty day in day out. An unlikely friendship and a huge sum of money promise a whole lot of new chances for Penny, and she realises that not only can she change her life, she can change herself. But at what cost?Perfect for readers of 10+.